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Exclusive: Dan Auerbach Confirmed As Producer Of Lana Del Rey's 'Ultraviolence'

Exclusive: Dan Auerbach Confirmed As Producer Of Lana Del Rey's 'Ultraviolence'

Big news for the Black Key and LDR.

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After posting a photo to Twitter earlier today from the lap of Black Keys frontman, Dan Auerbach, Lana Del Rey set the rumor mill ablaze when she captioned that the pair are “excited to bring you Ultraviolence," the singer’s highly anticipated new album. Just what Auerbach’s involvement in the record is remained somewhat ambiguous, however, until now, as a rep for Interscope Records has exclusively confirmed to REVOLT that Auerbach will in fact be producing the forthcoming LP.

Little is known about the release beyond the freshly-emerged confirmation and its title, though when approached by fans in the street, Del Rey let slip a May 1 street date, which has yet to be confirmed by the label. Speaking on the sound of her sophomore offering, she didn’t reveal much, but gushed, “It’s so good that it made me forget about the last record. I’m in love with it,” before also adding during a recent Twitter Q&A that the record is “absolutely gorgeous – darker than the first – so dark it’s almost unlistenable and wrong. But I love it. X”.

Auerbach’s involvement in the recording has been rumored since January, when Del Rey’s Nashville whereabouts were revealed by local blog No Country For New Nashville. The report alleged (apparently correctly) the singer was holed up in Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound Studio, tracking for the LP. Though Auerbach’s production credits more than speak for themselves, with the frontman taking home the Producer Of The Year Grammy in 2013, the pairing comes as a bit of a surprise.

As many have pointed out, the singer had some rather dismissive remarks regarding Del Rey back in 2012, saying, “We’ve seen that Lana Del Rey thing since we first started. All of a sudden this new band would be headlining festivals and we’re like, 'Wait, how did they get that?' We’ve been here for tow, three, four, fives years and we’re still working our way up. But then they’re gone. Just as quickly as they get up there, they disappear.” We’re betting he’s singing a different tune these days.

Who knows what this thing’ll end up sounding like, all we know is we’re ready to find out when she takes the stage at her lone scheduled US festival date on Day 3 of Coachella.