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Lana Del Rey Is Working with Dan Auerbach for Her New Album ‘Ultraviolence’

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(Courtesy of Interscope Records)

(Courtesy of Interscope Records)

By Annie Reuter

Lana Del Rey has been teasing her forthcoming album, Ultraviolence, for months now. While it was rumored she’d be working with the Black Keys‘ Dan Auerbach, today (Feb. 20) she confirmed the news via a photo on Twitter.

“Me and Dan Auerbach are excited to present you Ultraviolence,” she tweeted along with a photo of her sitting on Auerbach’s lap.

Earlier this month, Del Rey said her new album will be released May 1 while she was signing autographs for fans.

She added that the album is “so good that it made me forget about the last record. I’m just in love with it.”

Little has been said about the album, other then Del Rey’s small hints. During a Twitter Q&A she revealed that the album was finished, remarking that it is “beautiful.”

“It is absolutely gorgeous – darker then the first – so dark it’s almost unlistenable and wrong. But I love it.”

In an interview with Radio.com last year, Lana was writing her new album and said she liked the direction she was heading in, describing the sound as “low-key and cool.”

“They’re really low-key and stripped back, all sort of West Coast inspired,” she said. “The further along I’ve gotten, the more I stay working with like the same four people. Like Dan [Daniel Heath, who co-wrote “Blue Jeans”], who’s not into pop music but rather, a composer for scores and studied under Hans Zimmer. Him and my boyfriend Barrie [Barrie-James O'Neill, of Glasgow folk-rock band Kassidy].”

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