Lana Del Rey Releases New Spoken Word Poetry Album

    Lana Del Rey has released a new spoken word album, Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass. Featuring music from producer Jack Antonoff, it serves as the audiobook version of her poetry collection of the same name, out now via now via Interscope and available for purchase through Google Play and Audible (the album does not yet appear on streaming services). Below, check out the sample track, ‘LA Who Am I To Love You’.

    First announced back in December, the album is one of two spoken word poetry projects the singer is planning to release this year, the second of which is titled behind the iron gates – insights from an institution and has no release date as of yet. Back in May, del Rey unveiled the track ‘patent leather do-over’ from that album.

    According to the intitial announcement, proceeds from the audiobook will “benefit Native American organizations around the country, whether it was for preserving their rights or trying to help keep their land intact”; in July, del Rey confirmed Navajo Water Project as the beneficiary.

    In addition to the two spoken word poetry albums, del Rey reportedly also has another LP in store, titled White Hot Forever and scheduled for release on September 5th. The singer announced the album in a post that sparked controversy where she spoke about double standards in the music industry. Her last album was 2019’s Norman Fucking Rockwell!

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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