David Kahne is a Grammy-winning songwriter and producer. He has produced a massive collection of albums and singles for artists like Paul McCartney and Tony Bennett, which have received various industry accolades. Him and Lana Del Rey began working together sometime in 2007 (we know this because the Lana Del Ray album masters were finished as of February 2008), and produced her debut studio album after he had received her demo tape, No Kung Fu. On working with Kahne, Del Rey said
"My producer, David Kahne, and me got along very well because he knew that I lived in my songs, and so he just tried to make them better. He asked me in a letter what I wanted the record to sound like, and I said, "I want it to sound famous, like a sad party." He thought that was a wonderful idea, and we began working the next day. I like to think we're birds of a feather."
Work with Lana Del ReyEdit
- "Brite Lites"
- "For K, Pt. 2"
- "Gramma (Blue Ribbon Sparkler Trailer Heaven)"
- "Kill Kill"
- "Mermaid Motel"
- "Oh Say Can You See"
- "Pawn Shop Blues"
- "Put Me In a Movie"
- "Queen of the Gas Station"
- "Raise Me Up (Mississippi South)"
Songs currently unreleased:
- "$100 Bill"
- "Axl Rose Husband" (studio version)
- "Coconut and Key Lime Pie"
- "Hundred Dollar Bill"
- "Jimmy Gnecco" (Final)
- "Lemonade Motorcycle Heaven"
- "Me & My Boyfriend"
- "Slow Gin Fizz"
- "Trash Magic" (version 3)
- "White Pontiac Heaven" (studio version)
And more as yet unnamed by traders.
- Kahne & Del Rey in See Squared Studio, New York City
- Kahne, Del Rey, & Unknown in unknown studio