The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach admits he and Lana Del Rey ‘bumped heads’ making her new album

Frontman lifts the lid on sessions for upcoming album 'Ultraviolence', which he produced

The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach has admitted that he “bumped heads” with Lana Del Rey when the pair recorded her new album together.

Auerbach has produced Del Rey’s follow up to debut album ‘Born To Die’, which will reportedly be called ‘Ultraviolence.’ The first track from the album, ‘West Coast’, was revealed earlier this year.

Speaking to MOJO about making the album, 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,” says Auerbach.

He adds: “She impressed me every day. 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.”

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

Meanwhile, a photographer is suing Del Rey’s production company, claiming he was attacked with a knife on the set of one of her music videos.

Karl Larsen is seeking $1million after alleging that he was assaulted by three men, one of whom cut him with a box cutter knife, when he was photographing the singer while she made the ‘Tropico’ video in June 2013.