Lana Del Rey is so hard to keep up with these days! She just put out her album Chemtrails Over The Country Club last month. Immediately after, she announced that her next album, Rock Candy Sweet, will be out on June 1st (never mind that it’s a Tuesday, not the customary Friday for album releases). Now, Lana says an album called Blue Banisters will arrive July 4th (which is a Sunday…). What’s more, Lana just previewed the song “Blue Banisters” along with a music video clip. All a bit confusing, true, but intriguing nonetheless!
The clip of “Blue Banisters” is atmospheric and somber, true to Lana’s usual style of late. We can hear the following lines in the preview:
Said he’d come back every May
Just to help me if I paint my banisters blue
Blue banisters, ooh
Said he’d fix my weathervane
Give me children, take away my pain
And paint my banisters blue
The accompanying music video clip shows Lana glammed up but also dressed for cold. She wears cowgirl boots, while the man with her dons a cowboy hat. They look intimate, yet also sad, like they’ll part ways soon.
Check out Lana’s preview of “Blue Banisters” below:
Apparently, the Blue Banisters album cover will look like this. (Note that it’s the same image – ahem, selfie – that she showed in the Rock Candy Sweet album cover.)
Chemtrails Over The Country Club
With all this talk about Blue Banisters and Rock Candy Sweet, let’s not forget that Lana just put out an album last month. Chemtrails Over The Country Club isn’t our favorite from her (sorry), but fans are loving it and the album does have its highlights. Songs like “White Dress,” “Dark But Just A Game,” and “Yosemite” are why we love Lana Del Rey.
You can stream or buy Chemtrails Over The Country Club from all the major music providers here. It features the singles “Let Me Love You Like A Woman,” “Chemtrails Over The Country Club,” and “White Dress,” as well as anticipated songs like “Tulsa Jesus Freak,” “Yosemite,” and her cover of Joni Mitchell’s “For Free.”
Upcoming Covers Album & More Music
In November 2020, Lana told fans she would release a new covers album by Christmas. It would include American standards and classics. Lana decided to share this digital album because Chemtrails Over The Country Club had been delayed to 2021. However, the holidays came and went and we still have not gotten any such covers album. We only got Lana’s rendition of “Summertime The Gershwin Version” in November; it may appear on her covers album, if and when it arrives.
Beyond her own music, Lana appeared on an updated version of Matt Maeson’s single “Hallucinogenics” last fall.
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.
Last July, Lana released the audiobook version of her first poetry collection, Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass. The physical and ebook versions were published on September 29th, with the audiobook on CD and vinyl out October 2nd. You can purchase Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass from the major audiobook providers here. Alternately, you can also get the spoken poems on CD, vinyl, or picture disc from Lana’s official site. You can also order the hardcover book or ebook from the major book retailers now. Both the hardcover and ebook feature more than 30 poems – over double what was included in the audiobook format.
Lana is set to release her second poetry book, titled Behind The Iron Gates – Insights From An Institution, soon.
Chemtrails Over The Country Club
Get ready to (hopefully) hear Rock Candy Sweet in June and/or Blue Banisters in July. While we wait for this confusion to clear up and materialize, though, be sure to enjoy Lana’s full Chemtrails Over The Country Club album. You can read our review of it here, and look back on what went into making it here. As always, keep checking back here for all the latest Lana Del Rey music news.
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