Although Lana Del Rey’s latest album was only released on March 19 this year, the singer-songwriter has two more albums up her sleeve. In late February, Lana revealed to MOJO magazine that she has recorded a cover album of country songs. She added: “I went back and listened to ‘Ride’ and ‘Video Games’ and thought, you know they’re kind of country. Maybe the way ‘Video Games’ got remastered, they’re pop – but there’s something Americana about it for sure.”
Speaking to Music Week in March, Ed Millett, one of Lana’s managers, said that she has already got two albums in mind. One is thought to be the country cover album, while the other is ‘Rock Candy Sweet,’ which Lana announced on March 20 via Instagram. She said it will be out on June 1.
On April 11, Lana posted a selfie edit with ‘Blue Banisters,’ and on April 28 she posted a different one with ‘Blue Banisters’ saying “ALBUM OUT JULY 4.” For this, she used the same selfie as she did for ‘Rock Candy Sweet,’ but with a different edit that looks more country. It’s unclear if ‘Blue Banisters’ is the lead single from ‘Rock Candy Sweet,’ although this seems to be the most likely explanation, or if it’s the title of her country album, or a third one entirely. Only time will tell! Either way, Lana shared a snippet of the song and its upcoming music video.
I’m writing my own story. And no one can tell it but me pic.twitter.com/aLYlDqQ3Vu
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) April 28, 2021
Despite her seventh studio album, ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club,’ only being released on March 19, Lana Del Rey has already revealed that her eighth studio album will be titled ‘Rock Candy Sweet’ and will be released June 1. While giving interviews before the release of ‘COTCC,’ Lana revealed she was working on that and another album at the same time, which explains why another album could be ready so soon.
The announcement came as a surprise on Instagram when responding to criticism from an article in Harper’s Bazaar titled “Lana Del Rey Can’t Qualify Her Way Out of Being Held Accountable.” In response, Lana said:
“Just want to say thank you again for the kind articles like this one and for reminding me that my career was built on cultural appropriation and glamorizing domestic abuse. I will continue to challenge those thoughts on my next record on June 1 titled Rock Candy Sweet.”
Lana then referenced part of the article specifically. Lana highlighted the author who said “nobody had significantly criticized Del Rey for ‘including’ people of color in her upcoming album, and her need to disassociate herself from the Nazi-led riot on Capitol Hill was also curious…” In Lana’s response to this, she said: “You’re right it would have been unnecessary if no one had significantly criticized everything about the album to begin with. But you did. And I want revenge.”
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