Lana Del Rey has been hyping up a new album ever since her last one, Chemtrails Over The Country Club, came out in March. Originally known as Rock Candy Sweet and slated for a June release, Lana later stated that it was called Blue Banisters and would be out on July 4th. After Lana released three songs in May – “Blue Banisters,” “Text Book,” and “Wildflower Wildfire” – fans held out tentative hope that the album would indeed drop on the U.S. holiday. However, today, Lana Del Rey set fans straight. Although the album isn’t due until “later later” (we’re guessing this fall?), fans can enjoy its new cover art and a preview of a new song.
First, Lana confirmed that the album won’t be out this weekend. She wrote:
Album out later later… Single out soonish. Have a good fourth x
We at Hidden Jams weren’t expecting the album just yet, so we’ll take this all as good news. While we don’t have any word on when “later” is, our best guess is sometime this autumn. That a single is coming out soon – well, soonish – is also promising.
Indeed, we love how the new song sounds in the preview video Lana shared. It has her signature sound, but the elevated quality of her three May singles more than the somewhat tired sound of the Chemtrails album. It also looks like the song has an intimate music video in the works.
Listen to the new song preview in the video clip below:
Moreover, fans now have another album cover to admire. Lana appears on a deck leaning against (brown) banisters, with two German Shepards by her side. It’s a simple but lovely cover. Like the cover art for Lust For Life, it has a border.
Check it out below:
Chemtrails Over The Country Club
With all this talk about Blue Banisters, let’s not forget that Lana just put out an album in March. 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 year in 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.
Upcoming 8th Studio Album
Enjoy the new song preview and the updated album cover art! We can’t wait to hear Blue Banisters in full… hopefully later this year.
Get ready to hear Blue Banisters soon, perhaps this fall. While we wait for the album’s next single, you can enjoy “Blue Banisters,” “Text Book,” and “Wildflower Wildfire.” As always, keep checking back here for all the latest Lana Del Rey music news.
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