Lana Del Rey is releasing a spoken word album alongside a book of poetry in 2020.
The sultry singer will also be releasing a book of poetry titled Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass for only $1 as she believes “thoughts are priceless”.
The process of releasing her poetry collection includes the book being hand bound, so it is taking longer than expected. Meanwhile Lana decided to record and release a spoken word album to placate her fans.
In a message to fans Del Rey wrote:
“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 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 organisations around the country, whether it was for preserving their rights or trying to help keep their land intact.”
“This was a while ago, and it kind of informed the next album that I’d been working on. And I just really wanted to sort of pay homage to the country that I love so much by doing my own reparation, I guess I would say, my own reparative act,” she added. “I know it’s a bit of an unusual choice and I have no reasoning for it other than it just feels right to me. And so for as long as my album, my spoken word album is distributed, half of [the profits] will be going to Native American organisations across America.”
Lana will self-publish her poetry, and it is expected to be released in early January 2020.
Find out more at LanaDelRey.com