The record will coincide with the release of her poetry book – that is, if it’s hand bound in time
It’s a Christmas miracle! Lana Del Rey has announced that she will be releasing a spoken word album next year, January 4.
Announcing the record on Instagram, the “Doin Time” singer told fans that the album will cost one dollar, with half the proceeds going to Native American organisations, as a “reparative act”.
Lana said: “I wanted half of what the spoken word is going for to benefit Native American organisations across the country, whether that’s preserving their rights, or trying to help keep their land intact.”
She continued: “I had wanted to do it, because in doing my own work on connecting to my own family lineage, I was encouraged to try and connect to the country’s lineage. It’s informed the next album I’ll be working on, I just really wanted to pay homage to the country that I love so much, by doing my own reparation.”
The unnamed spoken word album, which Lana describes as “gritty” and “not particularly polished”, is meant to coincide with the release of the singer’s book of poetry, Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass – that is, if it’s hand bound in time. “My book... is taking longer to hand bind than I thought,” she said in the video.
Back in August, the singer dropped her much-anticipated sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell!, which she promoted in a customised ice cream truck that rolled up and down the coast over Labour Day weekend. Legend.
Watch her video announcing the record below.