Lana Del Rey goes California cool in her cover of Sublime’s ‘Doin’ Time’

It’s almost summertime, so we should expect Lana Del Rey to finally release her new studio album any day now. While we still don’t have an official  release date, Del Rey has given us a new summer jam to blast through our car speakers; her take on Sublime’s “Doin’ Time.”

On Friday (May 17), the New York-born singer unveiled the full cover of the 1996 reggae-infused tune. The full version of the track comes a week after she dropped a warped version of the audio on Instagram. The caption at the time read “coming soon.”

Del Rey’s version of “Doin’ Time” will appear in Sublime’s upcoming documentary “Sublime” which “outlines the history of the iconic California band.”

“Not a day goes by that I don’t listen to at least one Sublime song,” Del Rey said in a statement.

“They epitomized the SoCal vibe and made a genre and sound totally their own.”

Sublime’s Bud Gaugh adds: “We are so excited to be collaborating with Lana on this. The smoky, sexy, and iconic sound of her voice breathes new life into one of our favorite singles.”

Troy Dendekker, late singer Bradley Nowell’s widow, noted, “Lana’s cover of ‘Doin’ Time’ is magical and haunting. What an honor to have her talent complement the Sublime legacy.”

Listen to Del Rey’s cover of “Doin’ Time” above.

“Sublime” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April to mixed reviews from critics. Directed by Bill Guttentag and produced by Interscope Films, the film follows the group’s rise to mainstream success and their subsequent fall following the death of Nowell in 1996.

As for Del Rey, her new studio album Norman Fucking Rockwell still does not have a release date. To date, she’s released a total of six singles; “How to Disappear,” “Venice Bitch,” “Hey Blue Baby,” “I Must Be Stupid for Feeling So Happy,” “Mariners Apartment Complex,” and “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me…but I have it.”  In January, she also treated fans to a snippet of another new song titled “Happiness is a Butterfly.”

Watch: Lana Del Rey teases another new song from upcoming record

Another day, another new song snippet courtesy of Lana Del Rey. On Friday (Jan. 11), just a few days after releasing her sixth song from her upcoming new album, the New York-born songstress took to Instagram to debut a snippet of another new tune. Reportedly titled “Happiness is a Butterfly,” the posted clip looks like it may be a short teaser of the song’s music video.

As per the caption that accompanies the post, the video features not only Del Rey, but also her bandmates/dancers Ashley Rodriguez and Alexandria Kaye. Also listed in the caption is Del Rey’s younger sister and the director of the “Mariners Apartment Complex” music video, Chuck Grant. If the clip posted on Instagram is in fact the song’s music video, then it looks like Grant may be back in the director’s chair for this song’s music video.

Watch the short teaser of “Happiness is a Butterfly” below.

If “Happiness is a Butterfly” is in fact another new song to be featured on Del Rey’s forthcoming new album that would bring the grand total of released songs to seven.

“Happiness is a Butterfly” will join “How to Disappear,” “Venice Bitch,” “Hey Blue Baby,” “I Must Be Stupid for Feeling So Happy,” “Mariners Apartment Complex,” and “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me…but I have it” on Norman Fucking Rockwell.

Norman Fucking Rockwell is the follow-up to 2017’s Lust for Life. No specific release date has been given, but Del Rey did tell fans last week that the album was complete, so we should probably expect the album sometime this year.

Listen: Lana Del Rey drops Sylvia Plath-inspired single

For Lana Del Rey, everything surrounding her new studio album has been nothing short of a surprise. Instead of dropping new singles the typical way, the songstress has taken to debuting them either live in concert or by announcing its upcoming release via Instagram. Keeping up with the trend, Del Rey announced last week plans to release a new song and now, she’s come through.

On Wednesday (Jan. 9), the New York-born musician released her new song “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me…but I have it.” In typical Del Rey fashion, the new song is moody and mellow, but for those who pay close attention to the lyrics, there may be an Easter egg around the 50-second mark.

In the line, Del Rey compares herself to noted poet Sylvia Plath by singing: “I’ve been tearing around in my f***ing nightgown. 24/7 Sylvia Plath, writing in blood on the walls.”

Last October, Del Rey posted (and deleted) a clip for a song titled “Sylvia Plath.” At the time, it was believed that “Sylvia Plath” would be the title of one of her new tracks, but apparently it was just a working title.

Listen to “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me…but I have it” above.

“hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me…but I have it” is the latest track Del Rey has released from her forthcoming new album, Norman Fucking Rockwell.

To date, Del Rey has treated fans to a total of six songs from the upcoming release; “How to Disappear,” “Venice Bitch,” “Hey Blue Baby,” “I Must Be Stupid for Feeling So Happy,” lead single “Mariners Apartment Complex,” and now “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me…but I have it.”

Norman Fucking Rockwell is the follow-up to 2017’s Lust for Life. No specific release date has been given, but Del Rey did tell fans last week that the album was complete.

Lana Del Rey confirms completion of new album, new single coming next week

It sounds like the release date for Lana Del Rey’s new studio album may be a lot closer than we were all led to believe. Over the weekend, the New York-born songstress took to Instagram to confirm that her sixth studio album was completed, meaning it’s only a matter of time before an official release date is given to the public.

In addition to the news that Norman Fucking Rockwell is ready to go, Del Rey also told fans to expect a new single next week. Titled “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but i have it,” the new track is due out next Wednesday, Jan. 9 though Del Rey originally told her social media followers that it would be Jan. 8.

As if being busy with a new studio album wasn’t enough, Del Rey also confirmed the completion of her short book of poetry. The book, which was confirmed around the same time as her new album, had a working title of “Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass” though the musician has yet to confirm whether the title has remained.

“As of last week I finished short book of poetry I’ve been writing over the last 13 months that I’ll be putting out later,” she posted Instagram.

Norman Fucking Rockwell is the follow-up to 2017’s Lust for Life. To date, Del Rey has treated fans to a total of five new songs from the forthcoming release; “How to Disappear,” “Venice Bitch,” “Hey Blue Baby,” “I Must Be Stupid for Feeling So Happy,” and lead single “Mariners Apartment Complex.”

The record was produced by Bleachers head-honcho and super producer Jack Antonoff.

Watch: Lana Del Rey debuts two new songs at the Ally Coalition’s benefit concert

Lana Del Rey’s new album may not see the light of day until 2019, but fans have been given another taste of the forthcoming release. On Wednesday (Dec. 5), the New York-born singer took the stage at New York’s Town Hall for the Ally Coalition’s Talent Show benefit concert. During her performance, the musician played a total of four songs; two of which made their live debut at the event.

The set included previously released tracks “How to Disappear” and “Venice Bitch” and was rounded out by new tracks “Hey Blue Baby” and “I Must Be Stupid for Feeling So Happy.” As per Del Rey’s own admission, the two new songs are “country songs,” a departure from her usual dream-induced indie style.

“Me and Jack wrote a couple of country songs just for fun, so we thought we’d play them,” Del Rey told guests. Accompanying Del Rey on stage was the new album’s producer and Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff, who was also the event’s co-organizer.

Watch Del Rey and Antonoff treat fans to “Hey Blue Baby” above while “I Must Be Stupid for Feeling So Happy” can be seen below.

“Venice Bitch,” “How to Disappear,” “Hey Blue Baby,” and “I Must Be Stupid for Feeling So Happy” will join lead single “Mariners Apartment Complex” on Del Rey’s upcoming new album. Titled Norman Fucking Rockwell, the musician’s sixth studio album will reportedly see a release time frame of 2019, though not specific date has been given.

Norman Fucking Rockwell is the follow-up to Del Rey’s 2017 release, Lust for Life.

Joining Del Rey on the list of performers at the event were Hayley Kiyoko, Bleachers, Regina Spektor, fun.’s Andrew Dost, Rostam, and Jacqueline Novak.

The benefit concert was to raise funds for the not-for-profit organization the Ally Coalition, which aims to “end discrimination against LGBTQ people by highlighting systemic inequality and LGBTQ-serving organizations and creating opportunities for fans and entertainers to advocate for equality.”

Watch: Lana Del Rey debuts new song at Apple event

Lana Del Rey just surprised her fans in the best way possible. On Tuesday (Oct. 30), the New York-born songstress debuted another new song from her forthcoming sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell. Titled “How to Disappear,” Del Rey premiered the new song live during an Apple event in Brooklyn (the event introduced the world to the new Macbook Air, Mac Mini, and iPad Pro).

During the two-song set, Del Rey was joined on stage by the album’s producer and Bleachers head honcho, Jack Antonoff. Antonoff stayed situated behind the piano while Del Rey belted the new song’s lyrics. As if the live debut of a new song wasn’t enough, Del Rey also serenaded the audience with another song from the impending release;“Venice Bitch.”

“Again…in the name of swearing, I won’t say the title of the second track. I’ll call it ‘Venice’ for now,” the singer quipped before belting the lyrics to the song. Watch the fan shot video of the performance above.

“How to Disappear” will join “Venice Bitch” and “Mariners Apartment Complex” on Del Rey’s upcoming new album. Though no official release date has been given for the upcoming record, Del Rey did confirm that it will see a release time frame of 2019.

Norman Fucking Rockwell is the follow-up to Del Rey’s 2017 release, Lust for Life.

Last week, Del Rey posted teasers on both Instagram and Twitter for a new song titled “Sylvia Plath.” In an interview with Zane Lowe, Del Rey told the host that she would release another new song in October. With only a day left until the month officially ends, it’s unknown if said new song is “How to Disappear” or if she may release “Sylvia Plath” on Halloween.

Listen: Lana Del Rey releases ten-minute tune ‘Venice Bitch’

A week after treating fans to her first new song in over a year, Lana Del Rey has given her followers more good news than they can handle. On Tuesday (Sept. 18), the New York-born songstress not only premiered another new song, but she also formally announced the release of sixth studio album. Titled Norman Fucking Rockwell, the new record is produced by Bleachers head honcho/super producer Jack Antonoff.

Though no official release date has been given for the upcoming record, Del Rey did confirm that it will see a release time frame of 2019. Norman Fucking Rockwell will be the follow-up to 2017’s Lust for Life.

As previously promised, Del Rey also unleashed her second single from the impending album; a track titled “Venice Bitch.” Heading over to Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, Del Rey debuted the almost ten-minute tune. While speaking to the host about the lengthy track, the musician revealed that her managers were a little apprehensive when she decided on this song as one of her singles.

“I played it for my managers and I was like, ‘Yeah, I think this is the single I want to put out.’ [And] They were like, ‘It’s ten minutes long. Are you kidding me? It’s called Venice Bitch. Like why do you do this to us? Can you make a three-minute normal pop song?’ I was like, ‘Well, end of summer, some people just wanna drive around for ten minutes, get lost in some electric guitar.'”

Listen to the ten-minute track above and maybe do like Del Rey suggests and put it on in your car and just drive.

“Venice Bitch” will join previously release single “Mariners Apartment Complex” on Norman Fucking Rockwell.

Listen: Lana Del Rey returns with ‘Mariners Apartment Complex’

Now that summer 2018 has come to a close, it might be the perfect time to remove “Summertime Sadness” from your playlist and replace it with a brand new Lana Del Rey tune. On Wednesday (Sept. 12), the New York-born songstress released her first new single in over a year. Titled “Mariners Apartment Complex,” the new tune is one of two new songs Del Rey plans on releasing within the next couple of weeks.

According to a press release, the second single “Venice Bitch” will make its debut next Tuesday, Sept. 18. In the same press statement, it was confirmed that both tracks will serve as precursors to her new album due out sometime in 2019.

Both “Mariners Apartment Complex” and “Venice Bitch” were produced by Bleachers frontman / super producer Jack Antonoff. The four-minute, black-and-white music video features shots of ocean waves, Del Rey gazing at butterflies that have landed on her hand, and the singer walking along a chain-link fence. Watch the video, which was Del Rey’s sister Chuck Grant, above.

Del Rey’s untitled 2019 release will be the follow-up to 2017’s Lust for Life.

The new songs announcement comes weeks after Del Rey postponed a previously scheduled concert in Tel Aviv, Israel following much protest and backlash from fans.

In late August, the singer released a statement via Twitter in which she said: “I’m postponing my appearance at the Meteor Festival until a time when I can schedule visits for both my Israeli and Palestinian fans, as well as hopefully other countries in the region.”

Lana Del Rey announces ‘LA to the Moon’ winter tour

Lana Del Rey may have quietly released her much-anticipated new album earlier summer, but it looks like she’s going to make a major splash when it comes to touring behind it. On Thursday (Sept. 28), the California singer unveiled plans to hit the road in early 2018 in support of her fifth studio album, Lust for Life. The upcoming tour has been named the ‘LA to the Moon Tour’ and will find the songstress touring across North America. The tour will officially kick off on Jan. 5, 2018 at the Target Center in Minneapolis and conclude almost two months later on Feb. 28, 2018 at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu.

Hitting the road alongside Del Rey for the winter tour will be Jhene Aiko and Kali Uchis. Tickets for the upcoming tour are currently available on Del Rey’s website.

Prior to hitting the road in the new year, the songstress will end her 2017 touring schedule with an appearance at the Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen at Montreal’s Bell Center on Nov. 6. Del Rey will join the likes of Elvis Costello, Sting, Feist, the Lumineers, and Philip Glass in Cohen’s hometown to honor the late musician on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Del Rey’s new album, Lust for Life, was released in mid-July and earned the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Prior to its release, Del Rey had unveiled several tracks from the album including “Love,” “Coachella-Woodstock in My Mind,” “Summer Bummer,” “Groupie Love,” and the title track “Lust for Life.” For now, the complete list of tour dates for the ‘LA to the Moon Tour’ can be seen below.

LA TO THE MOON TOUR DATES:

 

Jan. 5 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
Jan. 7 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Jan. 9 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Jan. 11 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
Jan. 13 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Jan. 15 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Jan. 17 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Jan. 19 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Jan. 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Jan. 23 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
Jan. 25 – Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
Jan. 26 – State College, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
Jan. 30 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
Feb. 1 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
Feb. 2 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
Feb. 5 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Feb. 6 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Feb. 8 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Feb. 10 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Feb. 11 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
Feb. 13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Feb. 15 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
Feb. 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Event Center
Feb. 28 – Honolulu, HI @ Waikiki Shell

Lana Del Rey drops The Weeknd collaboration

Lana Del Rey has officially returned with another brand new song from her highly participated fifth album. On Wednesday (April 19), the New York songstress released her second single from her upcoming new album, Lust for Life. The track, which is the album’s title track and features the Weeknd, premiered on MistaJam’s BBC Radio 1 show. During the world exclusive, Del Rey talked with the DJ about the new track even discussing how she managed to get the “Starboy” crooner on the track and how the album’s tracks will sound different from one another, giving it a “bigger sound.”

Listen to Del Rey’s complete interview here while the video for “Lust for Life” can be seen above.

In a separate interview with Courtney Love for Dazed magazine, Del Rey spoke a lot more about the new album and how creating “Lust for Life” was different from any of her previous tunes.

“It was kind of Rubik’s Cube. I felt like it was a big song but..it wasn’t right,” she admitted in the interview to the Hole frontwoman. “I don’t usually go back and re-edit things that much, because the songs end up sort of being what they are, but this one song I kept going back to.”

In addition to using her own judgement for the song, she also joined forces with The Weeknd after consulting Swedish pop producer Max Martin. Working with the Canadian singer was no random partnership; Del Rey had previously worked with him for on two of his own songs “Prisoner” from Beauty Behind the Madness and “Stargirl Interlude” on hid recently released Starboy. To read the complete interview head on over to Dazed magazine here.

“Lust for Life” is the second single from Del Rey’s upcoming new album, Lust for Life. Back in February, she released the record’s lead single, “Love.” Though fans have been given a track listing and title for the impending record, Del Rey has yet to confirm when the album will be released.

This past weekend, she surprised fans by writing a new song after performing at Coachella. She quickly filmed herself singing it and uploaded it onto Instagram.