“Did you know that there’s a tunnel under ocean blvd” Review


Lana Del Rey is a master of theatrics, a title she proves to be true again and again. Her albums differ in style, showing her individual flexibility. Del Rey’s ninth studio album, “Did you know that there’s a tunnel under ocean blvd,” was released on March 24. In this collection, Del Rey’s stories display modern and classical elements, as well as covering every inch in between. The album is a puzzle with riddles of power and truth, hidden behind guest artists and orchestral numbers.

The album keeps the audience captivated with its shifts of mood throughout. “Peppers,” for example, is a fun love-centric rap, whereas “Fingertips” is a heartbreaking ballad full of themes of questioning and doubt.

Unlike her prior records, this album is personal for Del Rey, who is typically guarded about her own life. When listening to her voice, you are also listening to her mind. In bold, piercing words she questions midlife, motherhood and marriage. While her previous albums may have lightly touched on these thoughts, this is the first time she’s offered imperative statements on them.

On the whole, “Did you know that there’s a tunnel under ocean blvd,” is a detailed journey and exploration through the complex ideas of a woman.