Listen to Lana Del Rey's New Song 'Shades of Cool'

New tune off "Ultraviolence" surfaces.

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Lana Del Rey shared the newest tune off her upcoming record "Ultraviolence," Consequence of Sound reports. The album, produced by the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, will be released on June 13.

"Shades of Cool" sees Del Rey reunite with songwriter Rick Nowels, who co-wrote both the "Young and Beautiful" and "Summertime Sadness." Unlike its '80-inspired predecessor "West Coast," "Shades of Cool" is a slow and slightly gloomy ballad marked by reverberated guitars, slight atmospherics, and Del Rey's vocals that alternate between a hushed whisper and ephemeral wailing. It definitely harks back to 2012's "Born to Die," but there's also a bit more grace and sophistication going on. Also, more raw and less produced sound.

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    Jacques Nel
    She has....interesting lyrics, she's kinda hot. But all the songs sound a bit alike. The world is depressing enough...
    She's a bit of a one trick pony. This sounds very similar to all of her other hits. And it's annoying how this gets put in UG's news, yet I bet the new Fallujah song coming out tomorrow won't get as much as a mention (and it certainly pertains to the site's namesake more than Lana Del Rey.
    this is a really interesting song. It's going to grow on me, but very different to what was on Born To Die
    She's a nice break from all of the one dimensional radio pop that you hear out there that all sounds the same....that being said, she sounds the same. She's got an interesting vibe to her that I dug at first, but at this point it just sounds like cold shower music. There's really no use of dynamic range in any of her music, so it tends to make it sound....flat (not pitch wise, but like....2D).