- 20 Dec 19
Half of the proceeds from the album will go to Native American organisations.
Less than four months after the release of her acclaimed album Norman Fucking Rockwell!, Lana Del Rey has revealed that she has a new "freestyle poetry" album in the works, set to be released on January 4.
The American star took to Instagram to share the news – revealing that she intends to donate half the proceeds from the project to Native American organisations, whether it's for "preserving their rights or trying to help keep their land intact". She's also gearing up for the release of a collection of printed poetry.
“In doing my own work in connecting to my family lineage, I was encouraged to also try and connect with the country’s lineage," she says in thInstagram video. "It kind of informed the next album that I’ve been working on. I just really wanted to sort of pay homage to this country that I love so much by doing my own reparation... my own reparative act. I know it’s an unusual choice, and I have no reasoning for it other than it just feels right to me. So as long as my spoken word album is distributed, half of it will be going to Native American organisations across North America.”
2019 has been a busy year for Del Rey. Norman Fucking Rockwell!, her sixth studio album, has been listed among the top releases of the year. In his review of the album for Hot Press, Ed Power admired "the daring simplicity of her songwriting, and also her complicated perspective on being a woman in the world today."
"Norman Fucking Rockwell! feels like a calculated moving-on from the muse-to-David Lynch persona honed on her earlier work, in particular her debut Born To Die," he continues. "She's no long a daddy's girl or prom queen crying on the porch in her new dress. Instead, she’s the one in control. Over a breathy Laurel Canyon melody, she tells a lover she’ll stay with him but on her terms – which means accepting, not ignoring his flaws."
Take a look at Del Rey announcing her spoken word album below:
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