“Cherry” is featured on Lana’s fifth studio album. Alluding to the relationship with a man that takes risks and turns them into the relation where Lana feels like breaking apart; she knows that “real love” has difficult moments and that’s why she still loves him.
It has a melancholic stripped-back feel with heavy strings and trap drums serving as background across the song specially on the chorus.
Lana uploaded a video rehearsing the song via Instagram. Which she days later on May 20th performed and debuted at the 2017 KROQ Weenie Roast y Fiesta Festival.
Lana Del Rey talked about the song, this is what she had say;
It [Yosemite} was too happy. We’re not there yet…I’m getting to the place that I was singing about in Yosemite, and I’m just not there yet. Like, at the end of the record, I wrote Cherry and White Mustang, which, I felt like I even sounded kind of annoyed in these tracks, which I’m not really used to hearing myself sound that way musically, and I realized, like, I think I thought by the end of this record I’d be in a totally different spot. Like, a little bit of a 180, like, we’re in this really, super clear zone, and then I realized I’m still figuring out so much stuff…