Lana Del Rey announces new spoken word album

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey’s new album arrives on 4 January.

Lana Del Rey has announced a new spoken word album of “freestyle poetry”. Set for release early next year, the record serves as the singer’s latest foray into the world of poetry, having already announced plans to release a book of verse for $1 earlier this year.

Lana shared the news in a video on Instagram, also revealing that half the proceeds from the album will go to Native American organisations. As Pitchfork report, Del Rey said:

“I had wanted to do it because in doing my own work in connecting to my family lineage, I was encouraged to also try and connect with the country’s lineage—this was a while ago—and it kind of informed the next album that I’ve been working on. And I just really wanted to sort of pay homage to this country that I love so much by doing my own reparation, I guess I would say, 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 organizations across North America.”

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