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Ultraviolence is primarily a psychedelic rock, jazz, and rockabilly album.[1]


"Shades of Cool" was described by Consequence of Sound as "a slow and slightly gloomy ballad marked by reverberated guitars, slight atmospherics, and Del Rey's vocals that alternate between a hushed whisper and ephemeral wailing."[2] The song consists of "a chiming guitar, slow-burn bass line, and swelling orchestra" which surround Del Rey's vocals.[3]

"West Coast" is a mid-tempo pop and soft rock verse and a surf rock slow-tempo chorus.[4][5] Musically, its composition is built around reggae drum fills, blues-influenced guitar riffs, and draws influences from indie rock music.[6][7]


  1. ^ Lambert, Molly (June 13, 2014). "The Dark Fantasy — and Reality — of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Ultraviolence’". Grantland. Bill Simmons. Retrieved June 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Listen: Lana Del Rey’s new song “Shades of Cool”". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lana Del Rey's New Song Is a Beautiful, Brooding Return to Form". Slate. Retrieved May 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ Grow, Kory (April 15, 2014). "Lana Del Rey Shows Off Two Sides of Herself in New Track 'West Coast'". The Rollingstone. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (April 14, 2014). "Coachella 2014: Lana Del Rey Debuts 'West Coast' Single In Star-Making Performance". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Lana Del Rey Drops 'West Coast': Listen". Billboard. April 14, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Lana Del Rey Premieres New Single "West Coast" at Coachella -- Listen Now!". TooFab. April 14, 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014.