Lana Del Rey’s New Poetry Audiobook, Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass, Is Out Now
Method again in January 2019, Lana Del Rey alerted her followers that she’d lately “completed a brief e book of poetry I have been writing during the last 13 months that I will be placing out later.” Within the 18 months since then, we have discovered the e book’s title, Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass, in addition to Lana’s plans to observe it with a brand new album later in 2020.
However right this moment (July 28), Violet is lastly right here — as an audiobook. It consists of 14 poems learn by Lana herself and accompanied by music from Jack Antonoff, who produced Lana’s extremely acclaimed 2019 album Norman Fucking Rockwell. In line with her web site, the hardcover copy will likely be obtainable September 29; she’ll additionally provide it on CD and vinyl and as an e book.
To have fun the discharge, you possibly can hear Lana learn her poem “L.A. Who Am I to Love You” proper now.
True to type, the studying is a gauzy, lonely affair that finds Lana waxing poetic about Los Angeles, unpacking her ideas concerning the place by means of photos of a vaping in mattress, anxiousness over being placeless and bicoastal, and a “non-public jet for one.” “L.A., not fairly the town that by no means sleeps / Not fairly the town that wakes,” she reads, “however the metropolis that desires for positive — if by desires, you imply it nightmares.”
On her web site, she defined a bit concerning the story behind the e book. “Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass is the title poem of the e book and the primary poem I wrote of many. A few of which got here to me of their entirety, which I dictated after which typed out, and a few that I labored laboriously selecting aside every phrase to make the right poem. They’re eclectic and trustworthy and never making an attempt to be something aside from what they’re and for that motive I am pleased with them, particularly as a result of the spirit wherein they had been written was very genuine.” She’ll be donating half the proceeds from the e book to the Navajo Water Undertaking.
She’s additionally planning launch a second assortment, reportedly because of be titled Behind the Iron Gates – Insights From an Establishment, someday within the close to future. However you will not have to attend lengthy for a fair sooner undertaking: Her seventh studio album, Chemtrails Over the Nation Membership, is about to drop on September 5.
Within the meantime, take a hearken to “L.A. Who Am I to Love You” above.
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