Lana Del Rey is streaming new track “Brooklyn Baby” online. You can listen by clicking above.
The song comes from her new album, Ultraviolence, which is due for release on the 16th of June.
Ahead of the release, Del Rey gave an interview to The Fader, revealing that she is not interested in the idea of feminism, and giving details of why she broke down in tears during a performance in Dublin.
“For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept,” Del Rey says. “I’m more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities. Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, god. I’m just not really that interested… My idea of a true feminist is a woman who feels free enough to do whatever she wants.”
Of the Dublin performance, Del Ray cited illness and doubt as the reason for her tears. “I’d been sick on tour for about two years with this medical anomaly that doctors couldn’t figure out. That’s a big part of my life: I just feel really sick a lot of the time and can’t figure out why. I’d gotten these shots in Russia, where we’d just been. It was just heavy. It’s just heavy performing for people who really care about you, and you don’t really care that much about yourself sometimes. I thought it was sad. I thought my position was sad. I thought it was sad to be in Ireland singing for people who really cared when I wasn’t sure if I did.”
Ultraviolence is due for release next Monday, with the full tracklisting as follows:
“Shades Of Cool”
“Pretty When You Cry”
“Money Power Glory”
“Fucked My Way Up To The Top”
“The Other Woman”
“Black Beauty” (Bonus track)
“Guns And Roses” (Bonus track)
“Florida Kilos” (Bonus track)