Lana Del Rey will be covering ‘Buddy’s Rendezvous’ by Father John Misty aka Josh Tillman, a song that appears on his upcoming album, ‘Chloë and the Next 20th Century.’ The track will be available as an exclusive 7-inch single included with the deluxe vinyl edition of the album. The box set will also include another 7-inch that features Jack Cruz covering album track ‘Kiss Me (I Loved You).’ The album will be released on April 8, 2022. Listen to a preview of the song below.
The pair have worked together previously, when Father John Misty appeared in Lana’s ‘Freak’ music video.
A new Lana Del Rey song will appear in season 2 episode 3 of HBO’s ‘Euphoria,’ which will air on January 23, 2022. The song is called ‘Watercolour Eyes.’ Check out the preview below:
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On December 4, Lana Del Rey attended Variety’s 5th Annual Hitmakers Brunch, presented by Peacock and Girls5eva, held at City Market Social House in Los Angeles. Her received the Decade Award which was presented by her ‘Wildflower Wildfire’ collaborator Mike Dean. In attendance were also Lana’s managers, Ben Mawson and Ed Millett. Not to mention, Lana was photographed with Avril Lavigne.
International Business Times wrote up the highlights of Lana’s speech.
In her acceptance speech, the “Summertime Sadness” hitmaker said she was grateful for not only the acknowledgment of her work but also “all the criticism,” admitting, “I get a lot.”
“What’s good about it is I really believe what’s reflected back to you is in some way a mirror to what’s going on in your inner life,” she said. “It’s given me a huge opportunity to look inward and to look at my family of origin and look at my lineage, see what’s going on up there.”
Del Rey also paid sweet tribute to her grandmother, saying, “Any of the lightness and funniness and goodness in me I pretty much specifically got from her.”
Furthermore, she stressed how one’s passion could lead to excellence. Del Rey said that she has been lucky to have followed her “muse” for 18 years, which she said has taken her away from music at times and into “other mediums and other job opportunities that have nothing to do with the arts at all.”
“I’m very flexible and what I’ve come to understand is that if you follow what you’re interested in, you’ll end up being the most creative in that field,” she added.
Del Rey went on to give the audience a piece of advice, which was to “do what feels right” no matter what one’s job is. “I always like to say that the way I live my life is my poetry, my lovemaking is my legacy, and I get to make music in between,” she continued.
She also gave a special shoutout to her managers Ben Mawson and Ed Millett, who have been with her throughout her journey as an artist.
“I’m super grateful for them, Ben and Ed, and for this award. I’m really glad that they’re here with me. They picked me out of the bar scenes, lounge singer scenes that I was singing in for about eight years before I met them,” Del Rey said.
Public Appearances > 2021 > Variety’s Hitmakers Brunch presented by Peacock in Los Angeles, California, USA (December 4)
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Lana Del Rey is back with her second record this year as ‘Blue Banisters’ is now available worldwide. Lana also released a music video for the title track and, a few weeks ago, released an alternate music video for ‘Arcadia.’
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Lana Del Rey posted a video to her Instagram account revealing that she will be deactivating her social media accounts tomorrow. She said this is because she has “so many other interests and other jobs I’m doing that require privacy and transparency.”
Lana thanked her fans for all of our support and hopes we will like her new album, ‘Blue Banisters’. She said her new record is a complication of older and newer songs some written by family, friends, and old collaborators. “There will always be more to come.”
She added that she will always still be very present and is of course working on more records, her spoken word album, and her poetry books. “I’m still very present and love what I do and I’m absolutely here for the music.”
“Thank you for seeing me through the music. It’s always important to be witnessed.” Lana said she’s going to keep her circle a little closer and develop some other skill and interests.
“I’m always here making lots of records and in the meantime living life. I’ve really enjoyed sharing all these very small titbits with you and I’m really blessed so thank you. Signing off…”
It’s unclear whether this decision is permanent or temporary. Watch Lana’s full video below:
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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.”