Lana Del Rey Shares Slinky, Sad New Song ‘West Coast’

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(Nicole Nodland for Interscope Records)

(Nicole Nodland for Interscope Records)

By Jeremy D. Larson

Last night at Coachella, Lana Del Rey debuted her new song “West Coast”, the first single from her forthcoming album Ultraviolence

In an act of no coincidence, she released the studio version of the song today. The slinky, breathy ode to a boy and the western seaboard of the United States is the first taste from her new album, and the song pretty much stays in Del Rey’s melancholic lane. Is it, as she claimed of her new songs, “so dark it’s almost unlistenable”?  Well no, not in the slightest.


No release date is set for Lana Del Rey’s third studio album Ultraviolence, but it will feature production from Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. She’s also out on tour this spring after another weekend at Coachella, and you can check out those dates, along with the single art, below.

Lana Del Rey West Coast

Lana Del Rey 2014 N. American Tour Dates
04/23 – Grand Prairie, Texas @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
04/25 – New Orleans, LA @ The Sugarmill
04/27 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore
04/28 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Cafe
05/02 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
05/05 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Center
05/06 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
05/08 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
05/11 – Philadelphia, OA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts
05/15 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
05/16 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
05/19 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
05/27 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater

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