- 22 Mar 21
The American star revealed that her eighth studio album is set to arrive later this year.
Following the release of Chemtrails Over The Country Club on Friday, Lana Del Rey has announced that she has another new album on the way. The acclaimed American artist took to Instagram to reveal that her next LP, Rock Candy Sweet, is set to arrive on June 1.
Del Rey also revealed in her Instagram Story that the new album will address her past controversies – and will "challenge" accusations of cultural appropriation and romanticising domestic abuse.
Sharing a screenshot of a Harper's Bazaar article, entitled 'Lana Del Rey Can't Qualify Her Way Out of Being Held Accountable', Del Rey wrote:
"Just want to say thank you again for the kind articles like this one and for reminding me that my career was built on cultural appropriation and glamorizing domestic abuse. I will continue to challenge those thoughts on my next record on June 1 titled Rock Candy Sweet..."
She went on to share a passage from the article, underlining what she took issue with – which included the controversy over the "inclusivity" on her album artwork, and her comments on the Capitol Hill insurrection.
"The defensive note was unnecessary, as nobody had significantly criticized Del Rey for 'including' people of color in her upcoming album," the article reads, "And her need to disassociate her herself from the Nazi-led riots on Capitol Hill was also curious given Del Rey's longterm public opposition to former president Donald Trump."
"You're right," Del Rey responded on her Instagram Story. "It would have been unnecessary if no one had significantly criticized everything about the album to begin with. But you did. And I want revenge."
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Read our review of Chemtrails Over The Country Club here.
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