It’s only been four months since Lana Del Rey released her last album, the Grammy-nominated Norman Fucking Rockwell, and already, she’s announced three upcoming albums. We’ve already heard about the next studio album, White Hot Forever, and a covers compilation to be called Pacific Blue. Now, Lana has revealed her plans to release a spoken word album! She says it’ll be out in a couple weeks.
In her new announcement video, Lana says that, while we wait for her poetry book, Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass, she intends to share a spoken word album on January 4, 2020. She plans to sell it for just $1.00, and half of its proceeds will benefit Native American organizations around the country. She cares about preserving Native American rights and their right to keep their land. Lana describes how she’s been exploring her own lineage and the lineage of her country, and in making her next album, she wants to pay homage to the USA and make her own form of reparations to Native American peoples.
Lana also says her new spoken word album isn’t super polished, describing it as gritty and made up of freestyle poetry. We can’t wait to hear it, and we support her care in helping Native American organizations.
Watch Lana’s spoken word album announcement below:
Norman Fucking Rockwell & Recent Songs
Lana just released her new album four months ago. Following a host of singles – “Mariners Apartment Complex,” “Venice Bitch,” “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but i have it,” her cover of Sublime’s “Doin’ Time,” and “The Greatest” and “Fuck It I Love You” – plus plenty of teasing and a live debut of “How To Disappear,” Lana finally released Norman Fucking Rockwell on August 30th.
It’s an excellent album that blends the best of Lana’s talents while pushing her ever forward. Read our full track-by-track review here. You can stream or buy the album from all the main music providers here.
Ever generous with her music, Lana released two additional songs on August 9th, although neither appear on her new album. She wrote “Looking For America” following the back-to-back shootings in the US in the first weekend of August. Lana then released the song just a few days later. Lana also recorded a cover of “Season Of The Witch” – originally by Donovan – for the recent Guillermo Del Toro film, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark.
Finally, a few weeks ago, Lana also joined country singer Kacey Musgraves for a performance of “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” – watch it here.
Never one to wait long between albums, Lana is already talking about future projects and even has titles planned out. On the day Norman Fucking Rockwell came out, Lana suggested that her next album will be called White Hot Forever. It may come out sometime in 2020. More recently, Lana mentioned her idea to release of a covers album someday, one she would title Pacific Blue. Neither album has a hard release date yet.
Now, we know that Lana also plans to release a spoken word album soon. She intends to release it on January 4, 2020.
In addition to the future albums, Lana also has a film scoring project coming up, which will gift fans even more music. She’s composing for the upcoming film adaptation of Lewis Carroll novel Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland.
And on top of all that, don’t forget Lana’s poetry book, Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass, which should be out sometime in the new year.
More From Lana
Enjoy the new 3-song music video and Lana’s new album, Norman Fucking Rockwell. And get ready to learn more about her next albums – the spoken word album, plus White Hot Forever and Pacific Blue – as well as her upcoming film scoring project and poetry book. We have plenty to look forward to; Lana really is the most generous artist of our time! What a time to be alive.
As always, keep checking back here for all the latest Lana Del Rey music news.
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