Lana Del Rey’s new album is called Norman Fucking Rockwell (and her epic new single is “Venice Bitch”)

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Norman Fucking Rockwell
Norman Fucking Rockwell, dude.
We’re talking about Norman Fucking Rockwell.
You know what I mean?
Fuck.

Sooooo yeah, per her recent conversation with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio, Lana Del Rey’s new album is called Norman Fucking Rockwell. But its new 9-minute single “Venice Bitch” defies expectations. This relaxed jam sounds like Lee Hazlewood, Wilco, and pre-Reputation Taylor Swift got together to play the totally bitchin’ outro from Childish Gambino’s “Redbone,” which is a very good thing.

There’s really no precedent in Lana’s catalogue for a track so ambitious, but between last week’s “Mariners Apartment Complex” and now “Venice Bitch”, her move into roughshod dream pop with vaguely country vibes seems the best use of her talents since “Video Games” — or maybe ever. Will Norman Fucking Rockwell be Lana Del Rey’s OK Computer, her American Water? Such ridiculous questions have suddenly become possible.

No word on release date or full tracklisting yet, but stream the video for “Venice Bitch” below.

Lana Del Rey – “Venice Bitch” Video

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Preview Lana Del Rey’s New Single “Venice Bitch”

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Lana Del ReyWe were big fans of Lana Del Rey’s first Jack Antonoff collaboration, “Mariners Apartment Complex,” on which she subverts her partially self-imposed sad-girl image in a wash of grand, orchestrally infused rock balladry and proclaims herself “a big-time believer that people can change.” Still, for all the song’s new wrinkles, it … More »

Lana Del Rey – “Mariners Apartment Complex” Video

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Lana Del Rey has released a new song called “Mariners Apartment Complex.” It’s a collaboration with Jack Antonoff. Del Rey started teasing their team-up earlier this year via a few sly Instagrams and earlier this month she offered up a preview of the song. It’s the first of two new songs … More »

Preview Lana Del Rey & Jack Antonoff’s New Song “Mariners Apartment Complex”

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Lana Del Rey Postpones Israel Show

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Lana Del Rey has postponed her performance in Israel, which was set to take place at the Meteor Festival in Tel Aviv next weekend. “It’s important to me to perform in both Palestine and Israel and treat all my fans equally,” she said in a statement posted to Twitter. “Unfortunately it … More »

Lana Del Rey Defends Tel Aviv Show

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Lana Del Rey Criticizes Giuliani’s “Disturbing” Comments On Meet The Press

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Cat Power – “Woman” (Feat. Lana Del Rey) Video

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Chan Marshall aka Cat Power is back from her six-year hiatus with an upcoming record called Wanderer, due out this Fall via Domino. The singer, songwriter, and producer has been supplying us with idiosyncratic, heartwrenching records since the early ‘90s. Today we hear “Woman,” a collaborative track with her former tour-mate Lana Del Rey, and … More »

Lana Del Rey Revives Old Demo “Elvis” For New Documentary

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Lana Del ReyIn 2008, before Lizzy Grant became Lana Del Rey, she uploaded three demos to MySpace under the name Sparkler Jump Rope Queen. Those three demos, “Blue Ribbon,” “Elvis,” and “Axl Rose Husband,” were never officially released, but now she’s revived one of them for filmmaker Eugene Jarecki’s new documentary on Elvis Presley. Guess … More »