Lana Del Rey Announces ‘Ultraviolence’ Release Date

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Lana Del Rey has announced the release date of her long awaited, highly anticipated sophomore album, “Ultraviolence”. After weeks of teases, pictures, a single (West Coast) and much building of anticipation, we now know that the album will be released on Interscope/Polydor on June 17.

The new Lana Del Rey will be available on many different formats: the standard and deluxe editions will be on download, CD and vinyl. A collector’s box edition will also be available on heavyweight vinyl, which includes a picture disc, a deluxe CD digipack and four art prints.

Fans have been waiting quite a long time for a new Lana Del Rey album. “Ultraviolence” will arrive nearly two and a half years after Lana Del Rey’s “Born To Die” in January 2012. “Born To Die” included many songs which have become fan favorites including “Summertime Sadness” which was a Top Ten hit for Lana Del Rey.

The Black Keys Dan Auerbach worked as a producer on Lana Del Rey’s “Ultraviolence”. When talking about the recording sessions, Auerbach said “Her demos were so good, her songs were so strong that I wanted to get my musicians in who I love and get my sound that I get here with her songs and that’s it. I didn’t want to mess it up. She sang live with a seven-piece band. That’s the whole record – a seven-piece band with her singing live. It was crazy… She’s a true eccentric, and, you know, extremely talented. She has a definite vision of what she is and what she wants to be, musically and visually, which is cool.”

Twitter twits are very excited about the release date announcement:

Earlier this week Lana Del Rey teased artwork and the song list for “Ultraviolence” on social media which set off a firestorm of innuendo around the release of the album leaving fans thirsty for the information on the drop of the album. Lana Del Rey didn’t make her fans wait long.