Lana Del Rey released her fantastic Jack Antonoff-produced track Mariners Apartment Complex last week and is back today (Sept. 18) with a new single Venice B!tch, which production is also handled by Antonoff. The two singles are off her forthcoming album Norman F*cking Rockwell, which drops in 2019 on Interscope.
To go along with the new single Venice B!tch, Del Rey releases a 10-minute video to accompany the song. Lana Del Rey discusses on Zane Lowes Beats 1 show how “Venice B!tch” was chosen as the next single, even though it’s a 10-minute song.
I played it for my managers and I was like, Yeah, I think this is the single I want to put out. And they were like, Its 10 minutes long. Are you kidding me? Its called Venice B!tch.’ Like, Why do you do this to us? Can you make a three-minute normal pop song? I was like, Well, end of summer, some people just wanna drive around for 10 minutes, get lost in some electric guitar.”
Working with Jack, I was in a little bit of a lighter mood because he was so funny. So the title track is called Norman F*cking Rockwell and its kind of about this guy who is such a genius artist but he thinks hes the shit and he knows it and he like wont shut up talking about it. So often I ended up with these creative types or whatever, and you know, they just go on and on about themselves, and Im like, Yeah, yeah. But theres a little bit of merit to it also. They are so good. I just like the title track so much that I was like, OK, I definitely want the record to also be called that.
In the song Venice B!tch theres like another little reference to Norman Rockwell, which didnt have to be in there. I dont even remember if I threw it in there intentionally just to pop that message in a little further. I cant even remember what I was thinking, but I think when I was writing this song, it was a more happy take on love and it was just sort of about like, I tour, you write. We make it work. And also you know I love having painter references because I think sometimes when youre writing youre sort of trying to paint these ideas into existence because Im very visual too. So yeah, I dont know. I know its a crazy title, but thats just the title of the record.
Also in the interview, Lana Del Rey said shes getting her pilots license, learning to sail and she trying to release a collection of poetry and short stories with the working title Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass.
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Lana Del Rey says she wants to publish a book of her own poetry and already has “13 kind of long poems” written.
The musician has been busy working on a new album, which she announced earlier today (September 18) would be called ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell’.