The wait is over for Lana Del Rey’s fans because the multi-award-winning artist has just dropped her new single and announced her ninth studio album.
Yes, we have another track to add to our “lonely girl hours” playlist!
On December 7, Del Rey surprised her fans as she released her new song titled “Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd.” Written by Del Rey and Mike Hermosa, the nearly 5-minute track showcased the singer’s sultry voice and signature cinematic sound.
“Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd” is the lead single from her ninth studio album of the same name. Based on the album cover, “Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd” will feature 16 tracks that will include collaborations with other artists, such as Jon Batiste, Bleachers, Father John Misty, Judah Smith, Tommy Genesis, and SYML.
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Shortly after announcing her new album, Del Rey’s fans were elated to hear the official news. Some even took to social media to rave about the song.
lana del rey is coming !!
— ً (@mattmurdoxck) December 7, 2022
Me listening to Lana Del Rey’s new song ‘Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd’ pic.twitter.com/p5l35Khl3a
— mizge (@mihailo____) December 7, 2022
“Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd” by Lana Del Rey pic.twitter.com/SmyhTkFISs
— lana del rey hq (@LDRHQ) December 7, 2022
Lana Del Rey : "Fuck me To Death"
— Lana Del Rey Pics (@aliciadantasxx) December 8, 2022
“Did you know that there is a tunnel under Ocean Blvd” by Lana Del Rey pic.twitter.com/kATqKvZw0M
— lana del rey hq (@LDRHQ) December 7, 2022
"love me until i love myself" lana del rey i am sending you my therapy bills
— phoebe ♡ (@phoebecaliel) December 8, 2022
Waiting for Lana del Rey to drop the new album pic.twitter.com/eueZQLFTYD
— Evergreen 𓆏 (@William_Evergrn) December 7, 2022
Del Rey’s fans also poked fun at the artist, particularly the long title of Del Rey’s new album.
— E8ONY (@3hollor) December 7, 2022
lana del rey album titles: pic.twitter.com/kESpKoQmuQ
— Brooklyn (@bklynb4by) December 7, 2022
lana del rey album titles: pic.twitter.com/A4Wu39mULL
— 𝓌𝒾𝓁𝓈𝒽𝒾𝓇𝑒 𝒷𝑜𝓊𝓁𝑒𝓋𝒶𝓇𝒹 🥀 (@LanaGallery) December 6, 2022
Lana Del Rey album titles: pic.twitter.com/0izmSg0Uxn
— Danta Claus 🎅🏽 (@talldarkndansum) December 7, 2022
lana del rey album titles: pic.twitter.com/zuHTbC31CO
— danica (@cunt2004) December 7, 2022
lana del rey and the 1975 at the long and nonsensical album titles store pic.twitter.com/wVYnBpzjzG
— 😵💫 (@futzdyke) December 7, 2022
lana del rey album titles: pic.twitter.com/NoRJxaA0S8
— Ali (@ethnic_trash) December 7, 2022
lana del rey album titles are just like this pic.twitter.com/lGM1O8dB6W
— sin (@albertcamslut) December 7, 2022
— ed🎄 (@erar97) December 6, 2022
In an Instagram post, Del Rey wrote to her followers and expressed her feelings on the release of “Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd.”
“What can I say! I’m so grateful to be present and feeling effervescent today. With a mind full of violets and a forehead warmed by the sun as I pray in the garden,” Del Rey wrote in a typewritten letter.
Lana Del Rey shares a message ❤️ pic.twitter.com/khIPF9aHa5
— LDR Crave (@LDRCRAVE) December 7, 2022
She then continued to thank her friends and all the artists she collaborated with, including Hermosa, Jack Antonoff, Drew Erickson, Zach Dawes, and Benji, as well as her fans for listening to her music.
“Thank you to you guys for listening! The music is for fun and for me and not always free unless you’re streaming ha — but spirited with the best of intentions,” she stated.
“Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd” follows her contribution to “Snow On The Beach,” one of the tracks from Taylor Swift’s Midnights, and the release of Del Rey’s eighth studio album, “Blue Bannisters,” in 2021.
Before the official album announcement, it can be recalled that last October, Del Rey took to Instagram to inform her fans that the devices containing her new music and a manuscript were stolen when someone broke into her car.
“I had to remotely wipe the computer that had my 200-page book for Simon and Schuster—which I hadn’t backed up on the cloud. […] And despite that, people are still able to remotely access my phone and leak our songs and personal photos,” she said.
Despite the challenges she faced, Del Rey told her fans she was “confident in the record to come.”
“I just want to mention that despite all of this happening, I am confident in the record to come—despite so many safety factors on so many different levels,” the “Summertime Sadness” singer continued. “I really want to persist and make the best art I can.”
“Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd” is slated to be released in streaming services on March 10, 2023.
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