Del Rey has already announced her eighth album Rock Candy Sweet. The announcement appeared on Instagram the day after releasing her Chemtrails Over The Country Club album last Friday (19 March).
She revealed via Instagram that the album will arrive on 1 June, and also confirmed it is an album while responding to a Harper’s Bazaar article titled 'Lana Del Rey Can't Qualify Her Way Out of Being Held Accountable' in a now-deleted post on her Instagram Story.
Del Rey wrote, "Just want to thank you again for the kind articles like this one and for reminding me that my career was built on cultural appropriation and glamourising domestic abuse. I will continue to challenge those thoughts on my next record on June 1 titled Rock Candy Sweet."
In a second post - which has since been deleted - Del Rey highlighted parts of the article which criticised her for being defensive over ""including" people of color in her upcoming album" and how her "need to disassociate herself from the Nazi-led riot on Capitol Hill was also curious". Del Rey wrote under the screenshot of the article published in January, "You’re right it would have been unnecessary if no one had significantly criticised everything about the album to begin with. But you did. And I want revenge."
Lana Del Rey has deleted her Instagram stories where she responded to critics, and announced ‘Rock Candy Sweet’. pic.twitter.com/dNJEf7nuEj— Lana Del Rey UK (@LanaDelReyUK) March 21, 2021