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Lana Del Rey to release "freestyle poetry" spoken word album next month

20 December 2019, 10:51 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Lana Del Rey has announced that she'll be releasing a spoken word, "freestyle poetry" album next month.

Back in March, Lana Del Rey gave an update on her hand-bound poetry book Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass, and shared one poem titled Quiet Waiter-Blue Forever.

Yesterday (19 December) on Instagram, the Norman Fucking Rockwell singer shared a video revealing that because her poetry books are taking a long time to bind, she'll release a spoken word album in the New Year.

She also revealed that the money made from the LP will benefit Native American organisations, "I had a thought for a while about how I wanted the album to be around a dollar because I just love the idea that thoughts are meant to be shared and that they were priceless in some way, and there was a second part that I’d been thinking of before releasing it which was that I wanted half of what the spoken word is going for to benefit Native American organizations around the country, whether it was for preserving their rights or trying to help keep their land intact."

Lana Del Rey adds, "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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A post shared by Lana Del Rey (@lanadelrey) on Dec 19, 2019 at 4:27pm PST

She released her Nornan Fucking Rockwell album in August, and upon its release, also announced that her new album White Hot Forever is being released in 2020.

Lana Del Rey's spoken word album will be released on 4 January 2020.
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