Lana Del Rey has released her latest studio album, Blue Banisters.
Clocking in at approximately one hour, the 15-track record includes the previously-released singles “Arcadia,” “Text Book,” “Wildflower Wildfire” and the title track “Blue Banisters.” The album marks her eight studio effort and follows March’s Chemtrails Over The Country Club, which debuted at No. 2. In a previous statement shared on her now-deleted Instagram, Del Rey wrote:
“I guess you could say this album is about what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now.
If you’re interested go back and listen to the first three songs I put out earlier. They chronicle the beginning. This song hits somewhere in the middle and by the time the record drops you will hear where we’re at today.
As much as the on going criticism has been trying, it at least has pushed me to explore my own family tree, to dig deep, and to continue to exhibit the fact that God only cares about how I move through the world.
And for all of the skepticism about feigning fragility and unreasonable explanations of not showing general accountability- I must say I’ve enjoyed moving through the world beautifully- as a woman with grace and dignity.
Thank you to my friends over the last 18 years who have been an example of attraction not promotion. 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.”
Stream Lana Del Rey’s Blue Banisters on Spotify and Apple Music.
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