"Ride" by Lana Del Rey is a haunting and atmospheric song written in the key of D minor. Del Rey herself composed the song, which was released as the lead single from her third studio album, "Born to Die: The Paradise Edition." The track explores themes of freedom, rebellion, and existentialism, common in Del Rey's repertoire. Notably, the music video for "Ride" features Del Rey portraying a character embarking on a journey of self-discovery while exploring the complexities of American culture. The melody is characterized by its dreamy and melancholic sound, accentuated by Del Rey's distinctive vocal style and lush orchestration.