Label: Polydor - 3786541,Interscope Records - 3786541 • Format: CD Album, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition • Country: Taiwan • Genre: Pop • Style: Indie Pop
Despite originally dismissing the possibility of releasing another record after her major-label debut Born to DieDel Rey began planning its follow-up in Production continued intoat which time she heavily collaborated with Dan Auerbach to revamp what she initially considered to be the completed record.
The project saw additional contributions from producers including Paul EpworthGreg KurstinDaniel Heath, and Rick Nowelsand features a more guitar-based sound than Del Rey's previous releases. Ultraviolence received positive reviews from music critics. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard with first-week sales ofcopies, becoming Del Rey's first number-one album on the chart and the best-selling debut week of her career.
After the release of Born to Die inDel Rey dismissed the idea of releasing another album, because she had "already said everything [she] wanted to say. I've been working on it really slowly but I love everything I've done.
I've been writing in Santa Monica and I know what the record sounds like. Now I just Hollow - Solace For Now - Places Inside to finish it. Musically I've worked with the same three guys". I don't really know what to put on the record.
But I guess I could just put them on and see what happens. Each time I write I'll never write a song if I don't think it's going to be perfect for the record. In October, Del Rey said about the prospect of a new album, "When people ask me about it, I just have to be honest—I really don't know.
I don't want to say, 'Yeah, definitely—the next one's better than this one', because I don't really hear a next one. My muse is very fickle. She Lizzies Balloon - Stephane Pompougnac* - Costes La Suite comes to me sometimes, which is annoying. Del Rey and Auerbach were initially scheduled to work together for three S.O.S.
- Matrix (35) - Djeca Noći but ended up spending six weeks recording a full album. There were moments when she was fighting me. I could sense that maybe she didn't want to have anybody think she West Coast - Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence in control because I'm sure it's really hard to be a woman in the music business.
So we bumped heads a little bit, Down By The Salley Gardens - Kathleen Ferrier - Blow The Wind Southerly - British Songs at the end of the day we were dancing to the songs".
In addition, it also features heavy guitars and jazz tones. Del Rey also stated that the inclusion of Auerbach was last-minute; the two had met in New York City when she believed that the record was finished. On the release of Ultraviolenceshe reaffirmed her earlier reluctance to make another album, saying "I mean, I still feel that way, but with this album I felt less like I had to chronicle my journeys and more like I could just recount snippets in my recent past that felt exhilarating to me".
Del Rey on the album's cohesion, . The sound of Ultraviolence was characterized as psychedelic rock dream pop  desert rock  with some elements of blues rocksoft rock and indie rock. The first song on the album, " Cruel World ," is the longest song on the album, clocking in at six-minute and thirty-nine seconds. A breakup song, with 70's-style rock guitars and reverb, Del Rey considers this as her favorite track off the album.
She was supposed to work with him and flew to New York City to meet him, but he died the day she arrived. Del Rey wrote "Money Power Glory" as a reaction to her rise to fame. About writing it, she says, "I was in more of a sardonic Victory - Kool & The Gang - The Very Best Of. Like, if all that I was actually going to be allowed to have by the media was money, loads of money, then fuck it What I actually wanted was something quiet and simple: a writer's community and respect".
You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals. Which is annoying. During the premiere of her short film Tropico on December 4,West Coast - Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence Rey West Coast - Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence to the audience that "I really just wanted us all to be together so I could try and visually close out my chapter [of her second studio album Born to Die and third extended play Paradise ] before I release the new record, Ultraviolence ".
On May 8, Del Rey announced the track listings for the track standard version and track deluxe version of Ultraviolence. Del Rey premiered " West Coast " as part of her set at the Coachella music festival on April 13, Prior to the album release, Del Rey announced a North American concert tour, as well as performances at several European festivals. She did not promote the album with television performances or interviews, instead relying on a couple of print interviews, music videos, and social media.
Ultraviolence received a positive critical response. Pitchfork ' s Mark Richardson said that Ultraviolence was a concept album "from a Concept Human", referring to Del Rey's assumed persona.
He felt that the album was "gorgeous and rich", and much more cohesive than the earlier Born to Die. The Guardian writer Alexis Petridis wrote that "Every chorus clicks, the melodies are uniformly beautiful, and they soar and swoop, the better to demonstrate Del Rey's increased confidence in her voice. It's all so well done that the fact that the whole album proceeds at the same, somnambulant pace scarcely matters. It goes so far as to reflect, albeit perhaps coincidentally, this era: black and white, the colour has to come from the performance, not the film it's captured on.
There is quasi-transgressive mixture of hopeless passivity and coquettish sexuality running through songs. Kyle Anderson of Entertainment Weekly wrote about Del Rey's musical aesthetic on the album, stating, "Kubrick would have loved Del Rey—a highly stylized vixen who romanticizes fatalism to near-pornographic levels, creating fantastically decadent moments of film-noir melodrama.
It's an aesthetic that demands total commitment from both artist and listener, and it would be difficult to buy into if she didn't deliver such fully realized cinema". He also added, " Ultraviolence masterfully melds those elements, and completes the redemption narrative of a singer whose breakout-to-backlash arc on 's Born to Die made her a cautionary tale of music-industry hype".
Caryn Ganz for Rolling Stone gave a positive review, commenting the album "is a melancholy crawl through doomed romance, incorrigible addictions, blown American dreams," although she also wrote " [it] wraps desire, violence and sadness into a tight bundle that Hole In My Shoe - Traffic - Feelin Alright: The Very Best Of Traffic Rey doesn't always seem sure how to unpack".
The critic also called it 'intimate', 'drunk driven'. According to Metacritic, Ultraviolence was 13th-most frequently mentioned album in critics "year-end" lists in On June 18, West Coast - Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence , Billboard estimated that Ultraviolence would sell Slip - Five.Bolt.Main - Complete ,—, copies during the first week of its release in the United States.
Ultraviolence was certified gold in Canada on June 25, Credits adapted from the liner notes of Ultraviolence. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the album by Lana Del Rey. Lana Del Rey. Psychedelic rock dream pop desert rock. Polydor Interscope. Urban Outfitters exclusive vinyl cover. There's not a running theme through Ultraviolenceit's more atmospheric. There's more of a general vibe going on. Elizabeth Grant Blake Stranathan. Grant Rick Nowels. Auerbach Nowels [a].
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