Lana Del Rey working on new album with Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach

By Andrew Wilson,

Singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey announced her new album Ultraviolence during her short film Tropico, but she used Twitter to introduce one of her collaborators. She ill be working with The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.

Del Rey tweeted a picture of the two simply stating, “Me and Dan Auerbach are excited to present you Ultraviolence.”

Although there was no actual statement made about Auerbach’s role for the album, Rolling Stone received confirmation from a spokesperson for Del Rey that she and the Black Keys frontman spent time in a Nashville recording studio. Auerbach has also sat behind the producer chair for artists Dr. John, Hanni El Khatib, and recently for Ray LaMontagne.

The pairing may have come as a surprise to Black Keys fans since Auerbach questioned Del Rey’s rise to fame in an interview with 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,' " Auerbach said at the time. "But then they're gone. Just as quickly as they get up there, they disappear."

Ultraviolence is due out this year but no release date has been set.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons



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