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Lana Del Rey announces ‘Arcadia’
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Lana Del Rey announces her next Blue Banisters single, ‘Arcadia’

‘Listen to it like you listened to ‘Video Games’’

Lana Del Rey has taken to Instagram to announce the latest single from her upcoming album, Blue Banisters. Titled “Arcadia”, the track is set to arrive on Wednesday next week (September 8).

Blue Banisters was first announced back in April this year, shortly after Del Rey shared her seventh studio album, Chemtrails Over the Country Club. Originally, it was scheduled to be available in full on July 4, though the date came and went without a release.

We have, however, received a series of tracks from the upcoming record. In May, the titular song arrived alongside two other “buzz tracks” – “Text Book” and “Wildflower Wildfire” – with production from Kanye West collaborator Mike Dean.

A snippet that was teased alongside cover art on the singer’s social media on July 4, meanwhile, is said to be lifted from the upcoming “Arcadia”. The preview featured her singing over slow piano chords: “My body is a map of LA / I stand straight like an angel, with a halo / Hangin’ out the Hilton Hotel windows / Screamin’, ‘Hey, baby, let’s go’.”

“Listen to it like you listened to ‘Video Games’,” she writes in the new announcement (see below).

Last month (August 18), Del Rey also shared a message about the rights to her music to Instagram. Responding to a tattoo on Anderson .Paak’s forearm – reading “When I’m gone, please don’t release any posthumous albums or songs with my name attached” – she states that her will also prohibits the posthumous release of new material.