Lana Del Rey's prior album Born to Die met its fair share of mixed reviews when it was released in 2012, so she's doubtless hoping for better results with the follow-up. Perhaps in attempts to step up her game, she's hired a critically acclaimed producer to help her out: Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach.
Today (February 20), the singer tweeted a photo of herself sitting on the garage rocker's lap, along with the message, "Me and Dan Auerbach are excited to present you Ultraviolence." This photo now serves as her Twitter profile picture.
This corroborates a prior report by No Country for New Nashville [via Consequence of Sound], which indicated that Del Rey had been recording at Easy Eye Sound's Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville.
This team-up comes as something as a surprise, since Auerbach told MTV back in 2012, "On some level, we've seen that Lana Del Rey thing since we first started, like, all of a sudden this new band would be headlining festivals, and we're like, 'Wait, how did they get that? We've been here for two, three, four, five years and we're still working our way up. But then they're gone. Just as quickly as they get up there, they disappear."
The Blacks Keys leader has produced plenty of albums in recent years, having worked with Ray LaMontagne, Hanni El Khatib, JEFF the Brotherhood, Hacienda and more.