*Everything* you need to know about Lana Del Rey's new album
Calling all the sad girl stans! On Dec. 7, Lana Del Rey officially announced her new album titled Did You Know That There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd (an eloquent mouthful, we know). The album is planned to release on March 10, 2023. Her last album, Blue Banisters, came out in Oct. 2021 and has been followed by a handful of singles (and collabs, looking at you "Snow on the Beach"). Did You Know That There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd (or DYKTTaTUOB, as fans have already begun affectionately nicknaming it) will be Lana's ninth album over her decade-long career.
Bringing the vintage vibes
Lana's friend and common collaborator Jack Antonoff (aka Taylor Swift's musical bestie, 2022 Grammy winner *and* the producer on Lana's last three albums) is set to help produce her newest compilation as well. He posted an announcement for the album Wednesday morning via Instagram. (In case you didn't know, Lana turned her own account @honeymoon private in 2021 and only occasionally opens it to follow.) The black and white album cover portrays a mournful-looking Lana staring deeply into the camera (also adorned with a giant silk hair bow, glossy lips and winged liner). It seems that her new album will be bringing back all of Lana's signature vintage vibes (we're so here for a '60s moment!).
A show-stopping single
But wait, it gets better: Alongside the album announcement, Lana also released its title track as a single! Stans are already obsessing over the song's melancholy tune and distinct imagery Lana is best known for (think SoCal summers, vintage cars, beehive hairdos and rockstar boyfriends).
Vinyls and collabs
The excitement doesn't end there: Four exclusive vinyls have also been released for preorder online. Each has a different and v. aesthetically pleasing cover with lettering in pink, yellow or red, two records featuring artwork of Lana herself by @kaimankazazian and four photo posters taken by @neilkrug (who is also responsible for the rest of the album's gorgeous shots). There is, ofc, also the matter of the album's collaborators, some of whom include Jack Antanoff's band Bleachers, indie artists SYML and Jon Batiste (who you may remember from the Grammy sweep in April). We, like you, will be following Lana into this new and exciting era surely destined to melt our sad girl hearts.
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