A little over three months after her initial announcement, Lana Del Rey has released her new album, Did you know there is a tunnel under Ocean Blvd?. The singer-songwriter previewed her LP featuring the title track, “A&W” and “The Grants.” Collaborators on the new album include Jack Antonoff (who worked with Del Rey on the 2019 album). norman fucking rockwell), father John Misty, Jon Batiste and producers Drew Erickson and Zach Dawes, among others. Listen to Lana Del Rey Did you know there is a tunnel under Ocean Blvd? below. (Pitchfork earns a commission on purchases made through affiliate links on our site.)
Did you know there is a tunnel under Ocean Blvd? is Lana Del Rey’s first album since 2021 when she released Chemtrails over the Country Club and Blue Railings. Since the issuance of this last record, she shared the Euphoria song “Watercolor Eyes” and joined Father John Misty for an updated edit of “Buddy’s Rendezvous.”
Earlier this fall, Del Rey told fans in a series of since-deleted videos that several hard drives had been stolen from his car, resulting in some unfinished tracks leaking. He claimed that he also missed the manuscript of a book he was working on. “I had to remote wipe the computer that had my 200-page book for Simon & Schuster, which I didn’t have a cloud backup of,” he said at the time. He also asked fans not to listen to any of the leaked music.
In 2020, Del Rey published a collection of poetry titled Violet leaning back on the grass, which he also released in audiobook format. In announcing the project, he told fans that half of the proceeds would benefit Native American organizations across the country, “either to preserve their rights or to try to help keep their lands intact.”
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