The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach on working with Lana Del Rey: ‘She’s a true eccentric’

The frontman produced the singer's forthcoming new album

The Black Keys‘ Dan Auerbach has revealed details about working on Lana Del Rey’s new album, calling her a “true eccentric”.

The frontman has produced Del Rey’s follow up to debut album ‘Born To Die’ in his Nashville studio. The first track from the album, ‘West Coast’, was revealed earlier this year. Watch the Rolling Stone. “She has a definite vision of what she is and what she wants to be, musically and visually, which is cool. [Drummer Patrick Carney] and I have always just been, like, ‘You can take our photo, I guess,’ but she just like looks at this whole thing as this big art project that she gets to do, which is great.”

Auerbach also admitted that he didn’t have to do very much work on the tracks she brought into the studio: “Her demos were so good, her songs were so strong that I wanted to get my musicians in who I love and get my sound that I get here with her songs and that’s it. I didn’t want to mess it up,” he said. “She sang live with a seven-piece band. That’s the whole record – a seven-piece band with her singing live. It was crazy.”

Both Lana Del Rey and The Black Keys will perform at this year’s Glastonbury festival. Del Rey is also set to play a string of US tour dates in May and June following her recent performance at Coachella, where she first debuted ‘West Coast’ in full.