April 14, 2014 10:09

Lana Del Rey premieres new single 'West Coast' – listen

Track is believed to be the first single from new album 'Ultraviolence'

Lana Del Rey premiered new single 'West Coast' on Fearne Cotton's Radio 1 show at 11am today (April 14)

Believed to be the first single from forthcoming second album 'Ultraviolence', the song was performed in an a capella version at The Chelsea in Las Vegas on Friday (April 11) and in full at California's Coachella festival yesterday (April 13).

In Las Vegas, the singer debated whether to play the song onstage with her band, saying: "Just up to the chorus? No? I'll just sing you a little bit of the verse without the band."

The lyrics to the song include the lines: "Down on the West Coast, they got a saying/If you’re not drinking, then you’re not playing/But you’ve got the music in you, don’t you?/ Down on the West Coast, I get this feeling/Like it all could happen/That’s why I’m leaving you“.

The singer's festival set, watched by actors Lindsay Lohan and Aaron Paul, saw Del Rey ask if she was allowed to smoke onstage before lighting up. "I can't think if I can't smoke," she said.

Del Rey had previously mentioned an album release date of May 1 in conversation with fans, but so far there has been no official announcement of the release date or tracklisting. She is set to play a slew of US tour dates in May and June, and has also confirmed that she will perform at this year's Glastonbury festival.


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