Auerbach produced her 2014 LP 'Ultraviolence'
Auerbach teamed up with the singer for her 2014 LP ‘Ultraviolence’, which he produced along with Paul Epworth among others. Now, however, Auerbach has confirmed to NME in this week’s issue, available digitally and on newsstands now, that Del Rey decided not to work with him this time round.
Lana Del Rey recently announced that her fourth album, thought to be called ‘Honeymoon’, will be released in September. Speaking to NME, Auerbach said: “I think [Lana] went back and is working with her old producer”.
Del Rey’s breakthrough record ‘Born To Die’, released in 2012, was largely produced by Emile Haynie, who has previously worked with the likes of Eminem and Bruno Mars.
Last year, Auerbach spoke about working with Del Rey on ‘Ultraviolence’, admitting that the pair “bumped heads” while working on the full-length. He told Mojo: “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.”
Meanwhile, Dan Auerbach is set to release a new album this year, recorded with a collection of musicians known collaboratively as The Arcs, which follows on from his debut solo LP ‘Keep It Hid’ in 2009. Auerbach spoke to NME about the band’s name in this week’s issue, saying: “The musicians worked so well together that it just felt wrong to have it under my own name. It wasn’t just me that made it special.”
The Black Keys play the following European live dates:
Barcelona Primavera Sound (May 28)
Athens Rockwave Festival (30)
Isle Of Wight Festival (June 12)
Aarhus Northside Festival (14)