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Singles: May 2, 2014

We review the new song from Lana Del Rey

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Lana Del Rey, ”West Coast”
Del Rey’s still got that summertime sadness, but the first single off Ultraviolence (due in June) isn’t just another gloomy operetta; it’s scuzzy, thrown together, and totally hypnotic, like a lo-fi incantation to the gods of sunburn and smog checks. The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach gets credit for the throbbing production, but the heat coming off those Spanglish sweet nothings (“He’s crazy and Cubano/Como you’re my love”) is all Lana. B+