âRideâ is a song by American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey from her third EP, Paradise (2012). The song was written by the singer and Justin Parker, while produced by Rick Rubin, the song served as the reissueâs first single on September 25, 2012 through Interscope Records, Polydor Records, and Universal Music. âRideâ is a pop ballad that thematically involves parental problems, alcohol consumption, and loneliness. The cover for the song depicts Del Rey on a tire swing, wearing cowboy boots and a denim jacket.âRideâ received positive reviews from music critics, who compared Del Reyâs vocals with that of Adele and Brandon Flowers of The Killers. While only a modest hit in the United States, Switzerland, Ireland, and France, the song reached the top 10 in Russia and Belgium. The accompanying music video for âRideâ was directed by Anthony Mandler, and was released on October 12, 2012. Del Reyâs role in the video was compared to Lolita and A Streetcar Named Desire. The monologue treatment at the prologue and epilogue of the video met polarized opinion; some considered it âmeaninglessâ and a âjibe to her criticsâ, while others called it âmovingâ and âreally somethingâ.