"Hope Is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman like Me to Have – but I Have It" (stylized in all lowercase and previously known as "Sylvia Plath" and "Sylvia") is a song by Lana Del Rey from her upcoming sixth studio album Norman Fucking Rockwell. It was released on January 9, 2019, as the third single from the album. The song was written by Lana Del Rey and Jack Antonoff, and produced by the latter.
The song alludes to the famous American poet, novelist, and short-story writer Sylvia Plath. Lana del Rey has stated that she has been inspired by Plath's artistry.
Del Rey first mentioned the song on February 16, 2018, during her concert in San Diego, part of the LA to the Moon Tour. Months later, she shared a snippet of the song on her Instagram on October 25, 2018. The snippet was later deleted.
On January 1st, via Instagram Lana Del Rey announced the official title for the track and its release date, adding:
"I hope you enjoy the new song I’m putting out on the ninth it’s called ‘hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but i have it’"
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