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The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach discusses working on Lana Del Rey’s new album “Ultraviolence”

08 May 2014, 21:13 | Written by Robby Ritacco

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach discussed his recent work as producer of Lana Del Rey’s forthcoming album Ultraviolence.

Auerbach describes how they met at a bar through a mutual friend. Neither one knew the other’s music particularly well at the time, but they hit it off and found some mutual musical interests. Del Rey was scheduled to be in Nashville soon, so Auerbach invited her to his studio, Easy Eye, and things took off from there. “What started off as ‘Let’s get together for a couple days with some musicians’ turned into two weeks doing an album.”

He also spoke a bit about the process in the studio: “her songs were so strong that I wanted to get my musicians in who I love and get my sound that I get here with her songs and that’s it. I didn’t want to mess it up. She sang live with a seven-piece band. That’s the whole record – a seven-piece band with her singing live. It was crazy.”

You can read the full interview over at Rolling Stone.

Ultraviolence is on track for release later this year via Interscope Records, and the Black Keys’ new album, Turn Blue, is out 13 May and currently available for streaming via iTunes Radio.

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