Lana Del Rey reveals she planned to work with Lou Reed on 'Ultraviolence'

The singer flew to New York to meet the Velvet Underground frontman and "two minutes later he died"

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Lana Del Rey has revealed that she planned to work with Lou Reed on her second album 'Ultraviolence'.

The singer has said that the new album song 'Brooklyn Baby' had been written with the late Velvet Underground frontman in mind and she had flown over to New York from her home in Los Angeles to meet him last year. "I took the red eye, touched down at 7am… and two minutes later he died," she told The Guardian. Reed passed away on October 27, 2013. He was 71.

In the interview Del Rey also explained that she re-recorded the album after finishing it in December of last year, following a meeting in a club with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, using a 'looser' style, recording in single takes and working with cheap, drug-store bought microphones. She also expressed dissatisfaction with her career, saying she didn't enjoy the release of her debut single 'Video Games' and the media storm it kick-started. "I never felt any of the enjoyment. It was all bad, all of it," said the singer, who released her debut album 'Born To Die' in 2012.

Lana Del Rey releases 'Ultraviolence' on Monday June 16. The 'Ultraviolence' tracklisting is:

'Cruel World'
'Ultraviolence'
'Shades Of Cool'
'Brooklyn Baby'
'West Coast'
'Sad Girl'
'Pretty When You Cry'
'Money Power Glory'
'Fucked My Way Up To The Top'
'Old Money'
'The Other Woman'
'Black Beauty' (Bonus track)
'Guns And Roses' (Bonus track)
'Florida Kilos' (Bonus track)


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