Lana Del Rey’s Writing Poems Now!

Lana Del Rey’s soothing lyrics have always felt a lot like poetry, and now the songstress is channeling that gift. She announced that on January 4th, 2020, she will be releasing a spoken word album costing “around a dollar,” with half the proceeds going towards Native American organizations.

The news comes as she prepares to release a printed collection of poetry and this is a spinoff of the same. In an Instagram video, the singer noted that she “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.”

In an Instagram video, Del Ray explained that her upcoming book of poetry, Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass, is taking a while to hand bind, and also announced the new album. “I knew 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,” she said. “And there was a second part that I had been thinking of before releasing it, which was that I wanted half of what the spoken word album was 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 released her new album Norman F**king Rockwell this year, which followed 2017’s ‘Lust for Life’ and the former is nominated for multiple Grammys including the award for Album of the Year.

The spoken word breaks in Lana Del Rey songs are often the best parts, so this is clearly going to turn out quite stunning. Del Rey says that the album will be “gritty”, and a different organization will benefit from its proceeds for as long as it’s for sale. So, it’s all things exciting in store for the new year!