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Lana Del Rey shares artwork for her long-awaited poetry release

The singer also shared a poem set to music in an Instagram post

This morning (April 11) Lana Del Rey shared artwork for her upcoming poetry collection, Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass. The visual comes with a description of the work as an “audiobook of poems” featuring music from singer-songwriter – and Norman Fucking Rockwell! collaborator – Jack Antonoff.

The title Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass also refers to Del Rey’s long-awaited poetry book, which she said she would sell for $1. 

Scheduled to release alongside this poetry book on January 4 was a provisionally untitled spoken word album. However, the release was significantly delayed at the beginning of the year, after her sister and longtime collaborator Chuck Grant had her art stolen.

Whether the new “audiobook of poems” is the originally-planned spoken word album, or just an accompaniment to the physical book, is currently unclear. We’re also – desperately – still waiting on a confirmed release date.

We do seem to have an insight into what the poetry book will sound like though, in the form of a poem read in a separate Instagram post from this morning, simply captioned: “A poem.” Listen, and take a look at the new artwork, below.