âWest Coastâ is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey for her third studio album, Ultraviolence (2014). It was written by Lana Del Rey, and Rick Nowels, while production was handled by Dan Auerbach. The song was released on April 14, 2014, by Polydor Recordsand Interscope Records, as the lead single from Ultraviolence.On April 3, 2014, Del Rey announced that the âWest Coastâ would be the lead single from Ultraviolence. Del Rey revealed the official single cover on April 10. Fearne Cotton played the song on her BBC Radio 1 show on April 14, 2014.On the same day the song was uploaded to her YouTube VEVO channel as an audio clip, featuring herself and Bradley Soileau on a beach, with the clip playing in a loop.âWest Coastâ is a ballad with an approximate length of four minutes and seventeen seconds. The song frequently shifts between a mid-tempo pop and soft rock verse and a surf rock slow-tempo chorus. Musically, its composition is built around reggae drum fills, blues-influenced guitar riffs, and draws influences from indie rock music. It was co-written by Del Rey with Rick Nowels, while production was handled by Dan Auerbach.