Lana Del Rey 'Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass': Release date, concept, tracklist and all you need to know about the spoken word album
Lana Del Rey's latest work, which is actually an audiobook as well as an album, is titled 'Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass' and is produced by Jack Antonoff
Lana Del Rey's latest album, which is actually an audiobook as well, is titled 'Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass' and is produced by Jack Antonoff. The 'Blue Jeans' singer, who has been inspired by the writings of American poets Walt Whitman and Allan Ginsberg, will release the debut spoken word album on September 29.
The album was earlier scheduled for a January 4 release but, following personal problems, Del Rey delayed the release until February. Informing fans about the delay, Del Rey wrote on Twitter, "Hoping everyone had a great New Years, gonna wait for about a month to put out ‘Violet’ since we lost about nine days with everything going on – it’s an interesting project though, looking forward to having it out x."
Hoping everyone had a great New Years, gonna wait for about a month to put out ‘Violet’ since we lost about nine days with everything going on – it’s an interesting project though, looking forward to having it out x— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) January 4, 2020
It was delayed further and, later, was set for a September release. The spoken word album is part of Del Rey's poetry book, which is also named 'Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass'. Speaking about the release on Instagram, Del Rey informed that half the proceeds from the album will go towards benefitting organizations dedicated to Native American land conservancy and rights protection for indigenous people.
'Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass' is set to release on September 29 by Simon & Schuster. The audiobook/album is Del Rey's first published work.
Speaking about the concept behind the album, Del Rey said she wanted the album to cost just a dollar because her ideas and thoughts are meant to be shared and are priceless. She also said that she'll give away half of all profits from the spoken word album to charities that benefit Native American organizations in preserving their rights and keeping their land intact.
According to Del Rey, she wants to connect to her family lineage while trying to connect with the country’s lineage as well. The album, Del Rey said, is a homage to the US, a country she loves dearly, while also being her own reparative act towards the Native Americans.
'Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass' consists of 14 tracks:
‘LA Who Am I to Love You’
‘The Land of 1,000 Fires’
‘Violets Bent Backwards over the Grass’
‘Past the Bushes Cypress Thriving’
‘Never to Heaven’
‘Quiet Waiter - Blue Forever’
‘What Happened When I Left You?’
‘My Bedroom Is a Sacred Place Now – There Are Children at the Foot of My Bed’
‘Paradise Is Very Fragile’
‘Bare Feet on Linoleum’