“West Coast” is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey for her third studio album, Ultraviolence (2014). Written by Del Rey and Rick Nowels, it is a melancholy love song that depicts a woman torn between love and ambition, while also serving as a dedication to the United States’ West Coast. A psychedelic rock and soft rock ballad, “West Coast” was noted to be an evolution and more guitar-orientated in sound for Del Rey and was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. Described as a two-in-one song, its shifting tempo transitions downward by nearly 60 beats per minute at the chorus, in a rhythmical shift reminiscent of The Beatles‘ “We Can Work It Out” (1965), introduced by the guitar lick that begins the Beatles’ “And I Love Her” (1964). In the song, Del Rey’s vocal comprises a more sensual and demented tone than in her previous discography, and are often sung in an anxious “breathy” style.