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Check out Lana Del Rey’s new single, “Shades of Cool

Lana Del Rey never ceases to amaze us. The singer released a brand new song over the weekend, called “Shades of Cool,” and it’s pretty darnitty amazing.

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If you haven’t been anticipating Lana Del Rey‘s new record Ultraviolence enough, then hearing the singer’s new single, “Shades of Cool,” ought to do it! The song was released over Memorial Day weekend and is all kinds of incredible.

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The single is very in keeping with the mood of Del Rey’s new record, boasting darker tones and reverberated guitars. “Shades of Cool” is quite an offset to the singer’s first single, “West Coast,” fiddling around with gloomier themes and using elements of classic ballads. Many have pointed out that it would serve perfectly as a James Bond movie theme, and we completely agree.

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Del Rey’s newest tour de force is already being applauded by music critics for its beauty, sophistication, grace and complexity. This only adds to the already uncontrollable hype surrounding Ultraviolence, which was produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. The album is scheduled for release on June 13.

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So take a listen, and let us know what you think. Is it better or worse than Lana’s previous work? Do you like “West Coast” more? Don’t be shy — let us know.

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