“Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd” is the lead single of American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey’s upcoming ninth album of the same name. The album is due to be released in March 2023 via Interscope and Polydor Records.
The orchestral pop song is heavily influenced by the 1974 track “Don’t Forget Me” from Harry Nilson. In an interview with Billie Eilish for Interview magazine, Del Rey revealed that the song and album title were inspired by a sealed tunnel under the Jergins Trust Building in Long Beach, California. She had researched and read that the mosaic ceilings were still perfectly preserved, however there was no way anyone could get in. Inspired by Nilson’s song, Del Rey created her own version where she discusses self-esteem, self-worth and the process of loving yourself.
The audio video was uploaded to Del Rey’s YouTube channel on the 7th December 2022. As of the 23rd February 2023, the video had a total of 6.1 million views.
Read the lyrics to “Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd” here.
*All information accurate at the time of publishing.