Lana Del Rey Releases New Album Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd
A little more than three months after its initial announcement, Lana Del Rey has released her new album, Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. The singer-songwriter previewed her LP with the title track, “A&W,” and “The Grants.” Contributors to the new album include Jack Antonoff (who worked with Del Rey on 2019’s Norman Fucking Rockwell), Father John Misty, Jon Batiste, and producers Drew Erickson and Zach Dawes, among others. Listen to Lana Del Rey’s Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd below. (Pitchfork earns a commission from purchases made through affiliate links on our site.)
Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd is Lana Del Rey’s first album since 2021 when she released Chemtrails Over the Country Club and Blue Banisters. Since issuing the latter record, she shared the Euphoria song “Watercolor Eyes” and joined Father John Misty for an updated edition of “Buddy’s Rendezvous.”
Earlier this fall, Del Rey told fans in a series of since-deleted videos that multiple hard drives had been stolen from her car, resulting in the leak of a few unfinished tracks. She claimed that the manuscript for a book she was working on was also lost. “I had to remotely wipe the computer that had my 200-page book for Simon & Schuster, which I didn’t have backed up on a cloud,” she said at the time. She also asked fans to not listen to any of the leaked music.
In 2020, Del Rey published a collection of poetry titled Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass, which she also released in an audiobook format. Upon announcing the project, she told fans that half of proceeds would benefit Native American organizations around the country, “whether it was for preserving their rights or trying to help keep their land intact.”
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