Lana Del Rey Announces 'Ultraviolence' Release Date

US singer's second album will be released on June 16

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Lana Del Rey has confirmed the release date for her second album, "Ultraviolence."

The US singer's second album will be released in the UK on June 16 with the album coming out the following day elsewhere. Del Rey recenetly unveiled the artwork for her new album.

"Ultraviolence" is produced by the Black Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach and was written by Del Rey with Rick Nowels, who has written songs with Madonna, Ellie Goulding and Cee-Lo Green.

Auerbach recently admitted that he to "bumped heads" with Del Rey when he produced the album. Speaking about making the record, Auerbach said although things were not always easy, the whole album was recorded in just a fortnight. "We were only scheduled to do three days, and then she stretched it out to two weeks and we finished a whole record. She's the real deal," he said.

"She impressed me every day," he added. "There were moments when she was fighting me. I could sense that maybe she didn't want to have anybody think she wasn't 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, but at the end of the day we were dancing to the songs."

Check out the record's first single "West Coast" below.

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    Wtf UG?
    Artists like this are the best the mainstream has to offer right now. Supporting them might just notch the whole market into something a bit more soulful.