Lana Del Rey has shared a first listen to her upcoming poetry book with the spoken word piece, “patent leather do-over.”
Uploaded on the singer-songwriter’s IGTV with music from producer Norman F*cking Rockwell! Jack Antonoff, Del Rey’s piece is a tribute to Sylvia Plath’s life and her novel, The Bell Jar. She mentions Plath’s distressing relationship with husband Ted Hughes, along with the names of who we can assume to be Princess Diana and Marilyn Monroe (“All of my kind women who came before me, blonde”) as she claims to have slightly shifted the cycle by dyeing her hair black.
“patent leather do-over” is the debut piece of Del Rey’s first poetry collection, behind the iron gates – insights from an institution. She’s already set to follow up the book with another collection entitled Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass.
Watch Lana Del Rey’s “patent leather do-over” on IGTV below.
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