2014Released
4:16

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Interesting facts and trivia about West Coast. By Songfacts®.

This ode to a guy and the western US seaboard was the first cut to be released from Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence album. The singer debuted the track live in an a cappella version at The Chelsea in Las Vegas on April 11, 2014 after debating whether to play the song onstage with her band, saying: "Just up to the chorus? No? I'll just sing you a little bit of the verse without the band." Del Rey played the full version for the first time at California's Coachella festival two days later.

The breathy song was co-written by Del Rey with Rick Nowels with whom she also also penned the Born to Die tracks "Dark Paradise" and "Summertime Sadness." The singer also composed "Young And Beautiful" for the Great Gatsby soundtrack with the San Francisco songwriter.

The production was handled by Dan Auerbach. The Black Keys vocalist won the 2013 Grammy for Producer of the Year for his work on his own album plus those of Dr. John and Hacienda.

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of West Coast.
F♯Key
MinorMode
4/4Time Signature
123BPM

Album

The album West Coast is released on.

Released By

The record label that has released West Coast.
Polydor Records
© 2014 Lana Del Rey, under exclusive licence to Polydor Ltd. (UK). Under exclusive licence to Interscope Records in the USA
℗ 2014 Lana Del Rey, under exclusive licence to Polydor Ltd. (UK). Under exclusive licence to Interscope Records in the USA

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