Lana Del Rey To Release “Ultraviolence” As Next Single In The UK

Bradley Stern | July 16, 2014 11:04 am

Were you begging for Lana Del Rey to give you all of that ultraviolence? Well, you’re in luck: The “saddest, baddest diva in rock” is preparing to drop the title track of her stunning second LP as the next official single from the campaign in the UK, due out on August 18 according to an official press release.

The dark and deeply romantic ode to a former flame named Jim, written alongside Dan Heath and produced by Dan Auerbach in Nashville, was originally premiered on BBC radio prior to the album’s release in early June.

The track is largely considered an album standout, and has also sparked some controversy for its provocative lyrics, as Lana sings about a very physical kind of love affair. “He hit me and it felt like a kiss,” she woozily coos in the chorus, an assumed nod to The Crystals‘ 1963s hit, “He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss).” If the song’s evocative and ultra violent lyrics are any indication, the accompanying video ought to be quite something.

Are you excited for Lana — err, Deadly Nightshade’s “Ultraviolence” to be a single? Let us know in the comments below, and listen to the track after the jump.

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