Lana Del Rey returns with another new song this week called “Venice Bitch,” which is produced by Jack Antonoff. The dreamy new track follows last week’s new release, “Mariner’s Apartment Complex,” which was also co-written by Antonoff. Both tracks hail from Del Ray’s newly-announced sixth studio album which will have 11 tracks and is titled Norman F*cking Rockwell.
“Venice Bitch” is a sweeping, shimmery, synth-driven, dream-pop song, which falls just short of 10 minutes in length at 9:41. Del Rey is clearly missing her love as she sings in the chorus “Oh God, miss you on my lips/It’s me your little Venice bitch/On the stoop with the neighborhood kids/Callin’ out, bang bang, kiss kiss.”
She paints a beautiful lyrical picture of a treasured moment in their relationship as she sings, “You’re in the yard, I light the fire/And as the summer fades away/Nothing gold can stay/You write, I tour, we make it work/You’re beautiful and I’m insane/We’re American-made.”
Del Rey talked about the album's unique title in her interview with Lowe saying, “So, the title track is called 'Norman Fucking Rockwell,' and it’s kind of about this guy who is such a genius artist, but he thinks he’s the shit and he knows it and he won’t shut up talking about it," Del Rey said.
The upcoming new album follows Del Rey’s Billboard 200 chart-topping 2017 album Lust for Life, which features The Weeknd on the title track and many other notable guest appearances including Stevie Nicks and Sean Lennon. Lust for Life was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. The album made several Best Albums of 2017 rankings, coming in at No. 7 on Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Pop Albums of 2017 list and No. 26 on the magazine’s 50 Best Albums of 2017 list. The record also made the AXS ranking of 10 best pop albums of 2017.
Listen to “Venice Bitch” and watch the music video for the track above. Stay tuned to AXS for Lana Del Rey updates.