Lana Del Rey‘s new song ‘Arcadia’ is out now to buy and stream, alongside an accompanying music video. ‘Blue Banisters’ is available to pre-order now and will be released on October 22. There are some limited editions available.
Here is the confirmed tracklisting:
1. Text Book
2. Blue Banisters
4. Interlude – The Trio
5. Black Bathing Suit
6. If You Lie Down with Me
8. Violets for Roses
11. Wildflower Wildfire
12. Nectar of the Gods
13. Living Legend
14. Cherry Blossom
15. Sweet Carolina
Tracks 6, 12 and 14 were co-written by Barrie-James O’Neill, whom Lana used to be engaged to. She wrote the last track with her sister, Chuck, and father, Robert. Songs thought to have been scrapped from the album are ‘Fine China,’ I Can Fly,’ ‘Rock Candy Sweet/Loved You Then and Now,’ and ‘Wild One.’
Lana Del Rey announced on Instagram that she will release another single, titled, ‘Arcadia,’ from her upcoming album ‘Blue Banisters’ on September 8. She uploaded a snippet and said to listen if you liked ‘Video Games.’
Lana also added some commentary about reflecting on her life due to ongoing criticism. She said, “I guess you could say this album is about what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now,” which alludes the album being a journey. “If you’re interested go back and listen to the first three songs I put out earlier,” she added, referring to ‘Blue Banisters,’ ‘Text Book,’ and ‘Wildflower Wildfire.’ She said these chronicle the beginning, and ‘Arcadia’ will hit somewhere in the middle, and “by the time the record drops you will hear where we’re at today.”
Lana also thanked her friends over the last 18 years, who have “been an example of attraction not promotion.” She added, “I’ve never felt the need to promote myself or tell my story, but if you’re interested this album does tell it—and does pretty much nothing more.”
Lana Del Rey features on ‘Secret Life’ by Bleachers, the name singer and record producer Jack Antonoff performs music under. The song is from his new album, ‘Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night,’ which was released on July 30. Lana also contributed to writing the song ‘Don’t Go Dark.’
On May 20, Lana Del Rey released three singles. ‘Blue Banisters’ is available on Spotify and other platforms, but the other two – ‘Text Book’ and ‘Wildflower Wildfire’ – are only available on Lana’s YouTube account at the time of writing. Lana’s next album, ‘Blue Banisters,’ will be released on July 4. Nylon did a nice write-up of these tracks – check it out here.
Which song is your favourite?
In 2018, singer-songwriter Matt Maeson released ‘Hallucinogenics’ from his debut LP ‘Bank on the Funeral.’ He now has a stunning new version featuring Lana Del Rey. Click here to listen on Spotify, or listen below on YouTube.
Lana Del Rey recently spoke out about the recent mass shootings in America. She said they “really affected [her] on a cellular level” and she wanted to share a video of a new song she recorded that Laura, her sound engineer, took. She said it’s called ‘Looking for America’.
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Hi folks came back early from Montecito with my brother this morning and asked Jack Antonoff to come into town because I had a song on my mind that I wanted to write. Now I know I’m not a politician and I’m not trying to be so excuse me for having an opinion- but in light of all of the mass shootings and the back to back shootings in the last couple of days which really affected me on a cellular level I just wanted to post this video that our engineer Laura took 20 minutes ago. I hope you like it. I’m singing love to the choruses I recorded this morning. I’m going to call it ‘Looking for America ‘ @jackantonoff @sharp_stick
Lana Del Rey has covered Donovan’s 1966 folk-rock hit ‘Season of the Witch‘ for the upcoming horror film Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, produced by Guillermo del Toro. Snippets of the song can be heard in the trailer, but the song’s full release will coincide with the film’s cinema release on August 9.
Excited for you to see this amazing film and to share my new cover of Season Of The Witch for the upcoming #scarystoriesmovie in theaters this Friday, produced by Guillermo del Toro @ReadlGDT and Director, Andre Ovredal @Filmtroll
Can’t wait to give Guillermo his star tomorrow!! pic.twitter.com/icnAJ8uTMz
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) August 5, 2019