Lana Dan

When Lana Del Rey premiered her short film Tropico, she also announced that her next album would be called Ultraviolence. There have been rumors this week that Giorgio Moroder is working on the record, but Lana herself just confirmed one major contributor: Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. She posted the following message on Twitter and Instagram today:

Given the language, it sounds like Auerbach is producing the album. As Pitchfork points out, that’s pretty funny considering remarks Auerbach made to MTV in 2012:

On some level, 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.

Auerbach’s an accomplished producer; he won the 2013 Grammy for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical for his work on the Black Keys’ El Camino and projects by Dr. John and Hacienda and has worked with the likes of Jessica Lea Mayfield, Ray LaMontagne, JEFF The Brotherhood, and Bombino. But his gritty roots-rock temperament is pretty far cry from Del Rey’s glammed-up retro lounge queen persona, which makes Ultraviolence all the more intriguing.

Ultraviolence is expected out sometime this year via Interscope.

Comments (14)
  1. That picture will haunt my soul.

  2. Dan Auerbach looks like he never sleeps.

  3. I’m intrigued indeed. LDR’s talent is so massive and she’s made some timeless songs but also some terrible ones so having some direction from Auerbach could be perfect.

    P.S. Shout to Jessica Lea Mayfield. Love her.

  4. O-VER-RATE-ED

    • I’ll forever be grateful for Lana Del Rey gifting us that twirl.

      This along with the news that Giorgio Moroder might be working on Ultraviolence as well has piqued my interest.

  5. maybe she just meant her and dan auerbach are going to bash some young families

  6. Interesting pic. Wouldn’t be surprised if it also comes out that these two are dating. Dan did just go through a shitty divorce….

  7. So how long before everyone realizes Lana Del Rey sucks?

  8. They are so doin’ it!

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