The album, named Norman Fucking Rockwell will be the singers sixth album, with the recently released singles ‘Venice Beach’ and ‘Mariners Apartment Complex’.
With the release of ‘Venice Beach’, Lana Del Rey also gave us an even bigger album tease, with a music video to accompany her, as always, marvellously elegant track.
The song is a whopping ten minutes, which was worked on with Lorde Producer and Bleachers frontman, Jack Antonoff. It is said that her producers were displeased with the track. Del Rey spoke about the album in a recent interview:
“They were like, it’s 10 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?” she said. “I was like, well, end of summer, some people just wanna drive around for 10 minutes and get lost in some electric guitar.”
Norman Fucking Rockwell is said to be released early 2019, and it will feature 11 songs. Speaking about the album, Lana Del Rey said the album was about:
“this guy who is such a genius artist but he thinks he’s the shit and he knows it and he like won’t shut up talking about it. I ended up with these creative types or not, or whatever, and you know they just go on and on about themselves, and I’m like, ‘yeah, yeah,’. But there’s a little bit of merit to it, also. They are so good. I just like the title track so much that I was like, ‘Okay, I definitely want the record to also be called that.’”
‘Venice Bitch’ displays Lana Del Rey‘s matured vocal and songwriting talents in a tasteful simplicity, though in a very unique manner to her prior material. At first, the song begins with a simple rhyme-scheme, and focusses on a nostalgic American Dream imagery of the West Coast, before intensifying her grooves and embracing her present moments. Marrying the post-summer vibrations, the music video focusses on 1950’s esque footage merging with present footage.
You can listen to the track and watch the pairing music video below: