Taking to Instagram last week, she wrote: “Two end of summer jams for ya out next week. The first is called ‘Mariners Apartment Complex'”. She then posted a snippet in a separate Instagram message and copied in Jack Antonoff, with whom she’s recently shared several photos.
While a full-length album will not be released until 2019, the first taster of the album debuted on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show as “Hottest Record In The World” at 7.30pm tonight. You can listen to Mariners Apartment Complex’ below and watch the video for the track below that.
Another new track, ‘Venice Bitch’, will then drop on Tuesday September 18. Both tracks come with videos made by her sister and artist, Chuck.
Antonoff has been a part of some of the biggest albums in recent years, after working with St. Vincent on ‘Masseduction,’ Taylor Swift on ‘1989’ and her recent LP ‘Reputation’ and Lorde on ‘Melodrama’.
The singer recently featured on a collaboration with Cat Power entitled ‘Woman‘.
And in June, Del Rey shared a song she contributed to a documentary about Elvis Presley. She wrote on her Twitter page at the time: “My composition ‘Elvis’. For the new film called ‘The King’ out now directed by Eugene Jarecki.”
The song is one of three songs she released under the name Sparkler Jump Rope Queen in 2008.
Del Rey also recently collaborated with Miles Kane on his single ‘Loaded’. The LA musician co-wrote the track with Kane and Jamie T, but more of her contributions to the Last Shadow Puppets member’s upcoming new album didn’t make the final cut.
Meanwhile, the singer recently pulled out of Israel’s Meteor festival following controversy over her show there.
She wrote: “It’s important for me to perform in both Palestine and Israel and treat all my fans equally.”
“Unfortunately it hasn’t been possible to line up both visits with such short notice and therefore I’m postponing my appearance at the Meteor Festival until a time when I can schedule visits for both my Israeli and Palestinian fans, as well as hopefully other countries in the region.”
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) August 31, 2018