- Lana del Rey Premieres New Song “Venice Bitch” on Apple Beats 1
- American singer-songwriter Lana del Rey premiered a new song “Venice Bitch” on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show.
A few days ago, she unveiled “Mariners Apartment Complex” on BBC Radio 1 as the first of two tracks, the new song is another one of two-sided song.
The song will appear on her upcoming sixth studio album “Norman Fucking Rockwell”, which is set to be released in early 2019.
It was written and produced by Jack Antonoff and Lana Del Rey.
“Venice Bitch" is almost 10 minutes long and Lowe described it as a 'two-sided song.' Del Rey said. "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 it's 10 minutes long. Are you kidding me? It's called “Venice Bitch”. 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.”
She has worked with producer and singer-songwriter Jack Antonoff for the new album, “Working with Jack [Antonoff], I was in a little bit of a lighter mood because he was so funny. So the title track is called 'Norman Fucking Rockwell,' and it’s kind of about this guy who is such a genius artist but he thinks he’s the shit and he knows it and he won’t 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 I’m like, Yeah, yeah. But there’s 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.”
She continued, “In the song ‘Venice Bitch’ there’s like another little reference to Norman Rockwell, which didn’t have to be in there. I don’t even remember if I threw it in there intentionally just to pop that message in a little further. I can’t 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 you’re writing you’re sort of trying to paint these ideas into existence, because I’m very visual too. So yeah, I don’t know. I know it’s a crazy title, but that’s just the title of the record.”
- source : Pitchfork