Lana Del Rey felt moved enough by the recent shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio to share a new song, "Looking for America," with fans.
The 34-year-old singer shared a video on Instagram of her singing the simple, haunting new song in an empty music studio, accompanied by producer Jack Antonoff – with whom she recorded her forthcoming album, "Norman (Expletive) Rockwell" – playing guitar.
"I'm still looking for my own version of America / One without the guns, where the flag can freely fly / No bombs in the sky, only fireworks when you and I collide / It's just a dream I had in mind," she sings on the chorus.
In the post's caption, Del Rey explained that she and Antonoff recorded the song when she reached out to him after the shootings, which she says affected her "on a cellular level."
"Now I know I’m not a politician and I’m not trying to be so excuse me for having an opinion - but in light of all of the mass shootings and the back to back shootings in the last couple of days which really affected me on a cellular level I just wanted to post this video that our engineer Laura took 20 minutes ago," she wrote. "I hope you like it. I’m singing love to the choruses I recorded this morning. I’m going to call it ‘Looking for America.‘"
Del Rey's "Norman (Expletive) Rockwell," her first full-length release since 2017's "Lust for Life," arrives Aug. 30.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Lana Del Rey wants a country 'without the guns' on new song