Salvatore (song)

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Song by Lana Del Rey
from the album Honeymoon
Length 4:41
  • Del Rey
  • Nowels
  • Kieron Menzies
Honeymoon track listing
14 tracks
  1. "Honeymoon"
  2. "Music to Watch Boys To"
  3. "Terrence Loves You"
  4. "God Knows I Tried"
  5. "High by the Beach"
  6. "Freak"
  7. "Art Deco"
  8. "Burnt Norton (Interlude)"
  9. "Religion"
  10. "Salvatore"
  11. "The Blackest Day"
  12. "24"
  13. "Swan Song"
  14. "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"

"Salvatore" is a song recorded by American recording artist Lana Del Rey for her album Honeymoon (2015).[1][2] It was written by Del Rey and Rick Nowels. The song premiered on Huw Stephens' BBC Radio 1 program on September 16, 2015.[3][4] The song has been described as "old world-inspired", as well as "an Italian serenade".[5][6]

Background and release[edit]

Del Rey spoke to Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1 about the song, saying: "It's probably the track that's the most different from the other tracks on the record. It has a little bit of an old-world Italian feel. It's kind of a weirder song but I love the chorus. It's filmic."[7][8]

On September 16 2015, The song premiered live to BBC Radio 1 by Del Rey from Paris, France. The official audio for the song was supposed to be uploaded to Del Rey's Vevo channel on the same day, but it didn't materialize. "Salvatore" was made available when the album Honeymoon was released on September 18 2015.

British singer Adele also gave the song "Salvatore" a praise in Vogue magazine, commenting "The chorus of this song makes me feel like i'm flying...". [9]

Critical reception[edit]

The song received critical acclaim from, who praised Del Rey's vocal performance and said, "'Salvatore' has a wending, almost woozy, style to it. It's a slower track compared to many of the others she's already released off the album, but it keeps with the album's overall dark almost macabre–march towards some fateful end."[10]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the Honeymoon liner notes.[11]

  • Lana Del Rey – vocals, songwriting, production
  • Rick Nowels – songwriting, production, pads, mellotron, strings, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, bass, percussion
  • Kieron Menzies – production, engineering, recording, mixing, percussion
  • Patrick Warren – orchestrations
  • Trevor Yasuda – engineering, additional recording
  • Chris Garcia – engineering, additional recording
  • Adam Ayan – mastering
  • Phil Joly – assistant engineering
  • Iris Sofia – assistant engineering
  • Brian Griffin – live drums, percussion

"Salvatore" was recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, mixed at The Green Building in Santa Monica, California, and mastered at Gateway Mastering in Portland, Maine.


  1. ^ "Lana Del Rey Shows Off Her Italian on 'Salvatore': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-10-27. 
  2. ^ Young, Alex (2015-09-15). "Lana Del Rey shares new song "Salvatore" — listen". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2015-10-27. 
  3. ^ "Lana Del Rey Shares "Salvatore" | News". Pitchfork. 2015-09-15. Retrieved 2015-10-27. 
  4. ^ Blistein, Jon (2015-09-15). "Lana Del Rey Serenades in Amorous, 'Old World' 'Salvatore'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2015-10-27. 
  5. ^ Davidson, Amy (2015-09-16). "Lana Del Rey's new Honeymoon song 'Salvatore' is an Italian serenade". Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  6. ^ Jagota, Vrinda. "Lana Del Rey Drops An Old World-Inspired Track Called "Salvatore"". Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  7. ^ Davidson, Amy (2015-09-16). "Lana Del Rey's new Honeymoon song 'Salvatore' is an Italian serenade - Music News". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2015-10-27. 
  8. ^ ""Salvatore": Listen to Lana Del Rey Sing in Italian on New 'Honeymoon' Song - Fuse". Retrieved 2015-10-27. 
  9. ^ "Adele on Lana Del Rey's "Salvatore" lanadelrey". 2016-09-16. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  10. ^ "Lana Del Rey Releases New Track, "Salvatore," Off 'Honeymoon' «". 2015-09-16. Retrieved 2015-10-27. 
  11. ^ Honeymoon (booklet). London, United Kingdom; Santa Monica, California: Polydor Records, Interscope Records. 2015.