Lana Del Rey records new song in response to mass shootings
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Singer Lana Del Rey posted a short video Tuesday of a recording session in which the she revealed part of a new song in response to recent mass shootings in the U.S.

In an Instagram video recorded by a sound engineer at Del Rey's studio recording session, Del Rey debuts part of "Looking for America," a melancholy ballad in which she sings about searching for a safer, nonviolent America not plagued by violence.

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"Hi folks came back early from Montecito with my brother this morning and asked Jack Antonoff to come into town because I had a song on my mind that I wanted to write," she wrote in the post's caption.

"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. I hope you like it," Del Rey added.

Her post comes after three deadly mass shootings grabbed headlines within a two-week span, with two occurring in less than 24 hours in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Those came a week after a deadly attack at a food festival in Gilroy, Calif.

Law enforcement officials have yet to release official motives for the shootings, but the suspects in the El Paso and Gilroy shootings both were thought to be connected to websites and literature containing white supremacist rhetoric.

Del Rey has spoken out publicly on political matters before, and admonished rapper Kanye WestKanye Omari WestA$AP Rocky's lawyer won't appeal Swedish verdict The evolution of Taylor Swift's political activism Authorities won't appeal verdict in A$AP Rocky case MORE for his support of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat MORE last year.

“Trump becoming our president was a loss for the country but your support of him is a loss for the culture," Del Rey wrote on Instagram last fall. “I can only assume you relate to his personality on some level. Delusions of grandeur, extreme issues with narcissism — none of which would be a talking point if we weren't speaking about the man leading our country.”

Del Rey's latest album, "Norman F---ing Rockwell" drops on Aug. 30.