Lana Del Rey Shares New Song “A&W”: Listen
Lana Del Rey has shared the second single from her forthcoming album, Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. She co-wrote and co-produced the new song, “A&W,” with frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff. Listen below.
Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, the follow-up to 2021’s Blue Banisters, is out March 24. Lana Del Rey shared the album’s title track—which she co-produced with Jack Antonoff, Drew Erickson, and Zach Dawes—back in December. Collaborators on the new album include Father John Misty, Jon Batiste, Syml, Riopy, and Tommy Genesis.
Del Rey discussed her new LP in a new conversation with Billie Eilish for Interview. “At first, the title was definitely going to be Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, and then I fucking panicked and I went to [photographer Neil Krug’s] house and said, ‘I know this is fucked up, but I’ve changed the title,’” she revealed. “‘It’s going to now be called, “Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd Pearl Watch Me on Ring a Bell Psycho Lifeguard.”’ He was like, ‘What the fuck?’ I was like, ‘I’m not telling anyone. Just mock it up.’ He mocked it up, but we realized that maybe it was a bit much to have six titles in one.”
Del Rey also discussed a song on the album that she made with Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers. “September 2022 was the very last song I wrote. It’s a song called ‘Margaret,’ about Jack Antonoff’s fiancée [Margaret Qualley],” she said. “I was like, ‘You know what? I want to write a song for him.’ It lands right in the middle of the album. It’s funny, this album felt totally effortless. When I did Norman Fucking Rockwell! it was about world-building, whereas this was straight vibing.”