“Ultraviolence” will be released on May 1 … oops, no scratch that. “Ultraviolence” will be released on June 16.
After an accidental announcement of the release date of her new album, Lana del Rey is now ready to get her new music out there.
“Ultraviolence,” the highly anticipated third studio album of the 27-year old singer, is produced by The Black Keys’ singer Dan Auerbach who, in the past, didn’t have the best opinion of Rey.
“On some level,” he said. “we’ve seen that Lana Del Rey thing since we first started, like, all of a sudden this new band would be headlining festivals, and we’re like, ‘Wait, how did they get that? We’ve been here for two, three, four, five years and we’re still working our way up. But then they’re gone. Just as quickly as they get up there, they disappear.”
However, Auerbach must have started to see something different because he soon changed his tune about the young singer.
“She’s the real deal,” he said. “She impressed me every day.
“There were moments when she was fighting me. I could sense that maybe she didn’t want to have anybody think she wasn’t in control because I’m sure it’s really hard to be a woman in the music business. So we bumped heads a little bit but at the end of the day we were dancing to the songs.”
Me and Dan Auerbach are excited to present you Ultraviolence pic.twitter.com/aRAZYscwYd
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) February 20, 2014
Earlier in the month, Rey posted the track listing for “Ultraviolence” via Twitter as well. Songs include “West Coast,” “Shades of Cool,” “F**ked My Way to the Top,” and “Guns and Roses.”
The day after the track listing, Rey also posted a photo on the social networking site of what is believed to be the new album cover for “Ultraviolence.” Rey can be seen in the black-and-white photo leaning against an open car door wearing a white t-shirt.
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) May 9, 2014
“It’s a live band experience, with Lana singing,” Auerbach said. “She sings live on 99 percent of the album, which was really cool. There was a seven-piece band playing in the live room and she’s in the next room with a handheld microphone singing live. It was very different from her first record.”
“It’s so wrong and exquisite,” Rey said of the new album. “It is absolutely gorgeous, darker than the first.”
Look for “Ultraviolence” to hit shelves on June 16.
Image via Twitter