Lana Del Rey suffered a spate of leaks last year — so many that it changed the fate of her sophomore LP — but in 2014 she has expertly controlled the release of information surrounding Ultraviolence. Following her blunt, vague tweets like “coming soon” along with an image here and a snippet of video there, lead single “West Coast” premiered without leaking. Yesterday she posted the official tracklist, and still a release date hasn’t emerged (though in the last 24 hours, I’ve seen June 2 and June 13 reported as fact). However, the cover art announcement may have gotten away from her, as the above image just surfaced online, allegedly lifted from Universal Music Group’s intranet.
If this is the actual album artwork, it would be consistent with her two prior covers, which featured her staring into the camera with the title depicted in bold typeface across the bottom. Check out a larger version of the image below, along with a screengrab from the UMG site.
[via Josep Vinaixa]