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Lana Del Rey has a new album called Norman Fucking Rockwell on the way. It’s due out next year, though she’s been sharing some songs from it as of late — “Mariners Apartment Complex” and “Venice Bitch” — and she’s been teasing some others via her social media accounts. More »
Lana Del Rey has a new Jack Antonoff-produced album called Norman Fucking Rockwell coming out sometime next year. We’ve already gotten two songs from it so far, “Mariners Apartment Complex” and “Venice Bitch,” and now it looks like we’re about to get a third. More »
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Norman Fucking Rockwell
Norman Fucking Rockwell, dude.
We’re talking about Norman Fucking Rockwell.
You know what I mean?
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.