Lana Del Rey to Perform at Hollywood Cemetery

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Lana Del Rey might have last made headlines for a misquote about death, but that doesn’t mean that the songstress’ infatuation with the afterlife has gone away in any sense.

While critics have panned her new record, Ultraviolence as “dark,” “gloomy,” “depressing” and every other word synonym for macabre, Del Rey has decided to show them that they’re right by performing not one, but two shows at a cemetery.

Del Rey is scheduled to perform at Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Oct. 17 and 18, just in time for Halloween.

But, it doesn’t look like Del Rey just closed her eyes and picked a Hollywood cemetery at random. Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place for many of the entertainment world’s late members. Actors such as Mel Blanc and Rudolph Valentino as well as rock icons Dee Dee and Johnny Ramone call this final resting place “home.”

The news of the cemetery shows come on the heels of Del Rey cancelling the European leg of her Ultraviolence tour due to “medical reasons.”

According to her website, Del Rey should be good to by the beginning of October. Her first show since the European cancellation will be a stop at Austin City Limits Music Festival on Oct. 4 and then the Hollywood shows a few weeks later.

While it does seem a little weird for a cemetery to let a highly successful musician perform on their grounds, Hollywood Forever Cemetery seems to make this a habit of these kinds of events. Several upcoming events currently scheduled for the location include sunrise concerts, movie screening, and literary reading.

Guess even the dead need a little bit of entertainment in their afterlife. Who knew?

Lana Del Rey Dons White in ‘Ultraviolence’

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We haven’t heard much from Lana Del Rey since the whole “death quote” debacle, but it’s nice to know that the quote chronicles has been put to rest.

Today, the songstress is back in the news, but it has nothing to do with her quotes, interviews, or other extracurricular activities, but rather for her music.

The “West Coast” singer released the music video for her second single from her album, Ultraviolence. The music video for the song, which so happens to be the title track of her recently released record, is shot in a style that makes you think of home videos from the 1960s; very fitting considering Del Rey’s style.

It features Del Rey in a short, white wedding dress, preparing for what we can assume is her “wedding.” We say assume because in the video we see her putting on a veil and picking up a bouquet of flowers as she makes her way down a wooded path.

There’s also some footage of her kissing a guy’s hand and peeling/eating a tangerine in the wooded area as she makes her way to the church which leads to a little bit of a surprise when she finally enters.

Lana Del Rey Hits Back About Macabre Quote

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Before Lana Del Rey’s album Ultraviolence (finally) hit stores to her adoring fans, the songstress did an interview with The Guardian in which she said admitted she found the early deaths of Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse glamorous and said the disturbing quote, “I wish I was dead already.” For some, it didn’t exactly come off as a surprise that she would say something as dark as that because her last album was titled Born to Die, even though the truth is, we are born to die.

A week or so since that interview had been published, the “West Coast” singer has backtracked saying that it was taken out of context by the interviewer. Taking to her Twitter she calls out the writer by saying, “I regret trusting the guardian.”

She then followed it up by writing, “I didn’t want to do an interview but the journalist was persistent.”

Then, she went after the writer, Alexis Petridis saying that “[He was] masked as a fan but was hiding a sinister ambitions and angles. Maybe he’s actually the boring one looking for something interesting to write about,” she continued on her worded rampage.

“His leading questions about death and persona were calculated.”

But it turns out, that Petridis was not the author of the piece; rather, it as The Guardian’s music editor, Tim Jonze. Jonze went on to publish a lengthy piece about her words and even went to say that Del Rey was “delightful company” and defended his own words.

If you’re not convinced, Jonze went on to release the two-minute clip of the so-called “death” chat, but the transcript can be read below. Sadly, the audio has been taken down. We can only assume who was behind that.

Tim Jonze: This is quite a dark question to ask, but is there a fancy of dying young yourself you could subscribe to?

Lana Del Rey: Yeah, you know, I wish I was dead already.

TJ: Don’t say that.

LDR: But I do.

TJ: You don’t!

LDR: I do! I don’t want to have to keep doing this. But I am.

Stream Lana Del Rey’s ‘Ultraviolence’

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After months of waiting, a few released tracks, and a sold out United States tour, Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence is officially streaming for all you die-hard fans.

The songstress’ new album which features previously released tracks “Brooklyn Baby,” “Shades of Cool,” “Ultraviolence,” and of course lead single “West Coast” features 14 new tracks, like we previously reported. The new album will feature 11 tracks and three bonus tracks.

Spotify is currently streaming the album, but you can listen to it here if you haven’t had time to go out and get it yet.

Enjoy.

Oh yeah, she also released the music video for “Shades of Cool.” You might want to check that short film-ish music video as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJABBmAMXnY

Listen to Lana Del Rey’s “Brooklyn Baby”

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Another day, another Lana Del Rey song has been released onto the web.

Though the title track of the record, “Ultraviolence” has been making its rounds on the web over the past week, the new track is titled, “Brooklyn Baby.” The song will be featured on the songstress’ upcoming and much-anticipated new album which is set to be released on June 17, after much secrecy until late last month.

Full lyrics for the track can be seen under the video.

BROOKLYN BABY Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
They say I’m too young to love you
I don’t know what I need
They think I don’t understand
The Freedomland of the seventies
I think I’m too cool to know ya
You say I’m like the ice I freeze
I’m churning out novels like
Beat poetry on Amphetamines
I say
I say

[Chorus]
My boyfriend’s in the band
He plays guitar while I sing Lou Reed
I’ve got feathers in my hair
I get down to Beat poetry
And my jazz collection’s rare
I can play most anything
I’m a Brooklyn baby
I’m a Brooklyn baby

[Verse 2]
They say I’m too young to love you
You say I’m too dumb to see
They judge me like a picture book
By the colors like they forgot to read
I think we’re like fire and water
I think we’re like the wind and sea
You’re burning up, I’m cooling down
You’re up, I’m down
You’re blind, I see
But I’m free
I’m free

[Chorus 1]

[Bridge]
I’m talking about my generation
Talking about that newer nation
And if you don’t like it
You can beat it
Beat it, baby
You never liked the way I said it
If you don’t get it, then forget it
So I don’t have to fucking explain it

[Chorus 2]
And my boyfriend’s in a band
He plays guitar while I sing Lou Reed
I’ve got feathers in my hair
I get high on hydroponic weed
And my jazz collection’s rad
I get down to beat poetry
I’m a Brooklyn baby
I’m a Brooklyn baby

[Outro]
Yeah my boyfriend’s pretty cool
But he’s not as cool as me
Cause I’m a Brooklyn baby
I’m a Brooklyn baby

Lana Del Rey Debuts Title Track

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There’s only a few weeks left before Lana Del Rey’s anticipated album Ultraviolence makes its offical debut on the workd and fans of the songstress have been holding on tight for her new music.

Just yesterday, a new track titled “Shades of Cool” was released and now the title track of the album (“Ultraviolence” for those of you that don’t know what that is) has been revealed. The song, like most of the information about the album, was revealed during a recent show of hers, but unlike her album release date which was unveiled in Montreal, Del Rey debuted the new song in Vancouver.

“Ultraviolence” now joins “Shades of Cool” and lead single “West Coast” as three of her new tracks. Watch the fan-shoot video of the song below.

Listen to Lana Del Rey’s “Shades of Cool”

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This month has been a pretty good month for fans of Lana Del Rey even though things might have been a lot better had her highly anticipated, new album, Ultraviolence been released at the beginning of the month like she had discreetly told a fan when asked about it.

But then again, beggars can be choosers because the songstress not only revealed the album art and track list for the album, she also confirmed an official released date of June 17 and she was in the middle of a tour (we’re not counting that little break she took to Paris or whatever this past weekend to sing for that irrelevant celebutante and Kanye West). As if that news was not enough to tide fans over until mid-June, Del Rey just released a new track from her album titled “Shades of Cool” which was produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.

Check out the full track below which now joins lead single, “West Cost.”

Lana Del Rey Officially Reveals Album Release Date and Tracklist

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Taking pity on her fans, Lana Del Rey has finally revealed that one of the most anticipated albums of the year, her new material Ultraviolence will be released on June 17 through Interscope Records. A few months back, she revealed to a fan that the album will be due out at the beginning of May leading to much excitement for diehard fans.

The beginning of May has come and gone and still nothing. During her show in Montreal, she revealed the album would be released “next month.” This time, it was not a joke.

Along with the confirmed release date, she has also unveiled the cover art for the album as well as the tracklist. According to the list, there will be 11 new tracks and three bonus.

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ULTRAVIOLENCE TRACKLISTING:

01) Cruel World

02) Ultraviolence

03) Shades of Cool

04) Brooklyn Baby

05) West Coast

06) Sad Girl

07) Pretty When You Cry

08) Money Power Glory

09) Fucked My Way Up to the Top

10) Old Money

11) The Other Woman

12) Black Beauty *

13) Guns and Roses *

14) Florida Kilos *

* bonus tracks

Lana Del Rey Releases Full ‘West Coast’ Video

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Lana Del Rey might be in the middle of her current tour, but that’s not stopping the singer from finally releasing the first music video from her upcoming new album. It’s been a few weeks since the pop star released a sneak peek at the music video for her first single of Ultraviolence, “West Coast.” The sneak peek feature the same footage being showed again and again, on a loop.

The footage features Del Rey on a beach with a man presumably her “lover” in the video looking at her as she twirls while the full four-minute clip is done in black and white.

Check out the full music video below.

Fans of Del Rey are still waiting eagerly for one of the most anticipated albums of 2014. The album which was produced by Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach, was reportedly set to be released this month, but during her show in Montreal, she revealed the new album will be out “next month.”

Lana Del Rey Drops “West Coast” in the Early Morning

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Leave it to Lana Del Rey to hit the stage at Coachella where fans eagerly sang along with her on several of her songs except for “Young & Beautiful” and then within a few hours (at 3 a.m. to be exact) of coming of stage, release a brand new song.

The song? “West Coast,” the first single off of her highly anticipated new album, Ultraviolence.

The official audio for the track comes a few days after the song had been performed live for the first time at  Del Rey’s show in Las Vegas last Friday. At the show, Del Rey teased the audience asking them if she should gift them part of the song or not. Eventually, the audience won out with her singing part of the new song without the backing band. 

The live, fan-shot footage can be seen on Vine, but why listen to the that when you have the official audio straight from the album with the accompanying video which features a loop of Del Rey twirling on the beach with her male counterpart standing there. 

Ultraviolence will reportedly be release on May 1st, by Del Rey’s own admittance, but you can never be too sure especially since secret albums has become all the rage lately.