Thursday, May 21, 2020

Lana Del Rey Talks About 'Double Standards' In The Music Industry And Announces New Album

Image: Lana Del Rey
Image: Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey says that her new album will be out on September 5th, this year.

The Norman Fucking Rockwell singer made the revelation at the end of a long Instagram post about double standards for women musicians and calling out everyone who has said she glamorizes abuse. 

“Question for the culture,” the post began.

“Now that Doja Cat, Ariana, Camila, Cardi B, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, fucking, cheating etc – can I please go back to singing about being embodied, feeling beautiful by being in love even if the relationship is not perfect, or dancing for money – or whatever I want – without being crucified or saying that I’m glamorising abuse??????”

She continued: “I’m fed up with female writers and alt singers saying that I glamorise abuse when in reality I’m just a glamorous person singing about the realities of what we are all now seeing are very prevalent abusive relationships all over the world.”

“With all of the topics women are finally allowed to explore I just want to say over the last ten years I think it’s pathetic that my minor lyrical exploration detailing my sometimes submissive or passive roles in my relationships has often made people say I’ve set women back hundreds of years.”

“Let this be clear, I’m not a feminist – but there has to be a place in feminism for women who look and act like me – the kind of woman who says no but men hear yes – the kind of women who are slated mercilessly for being their authentic, delicate selves, the kind of women who get their own stories and voices taken away from them by stronger women or by men who hate women.”

“I’ve been honest and optimistic about the challenging relationships I’ve had. Newsflash! That’s just how it is for many women. And that was sadly my experience up until the point that those records were made. So I just want to say it’s been a long ten years of bullshit reviews up until recently and I’ve learned a lot from them, but also I feel it really paved the way for other women to stop ‘putting on a happy face’ and to just be able to say whatever the hell they wanted in their music – unlike my experience where if I even expressed a note of sadness in my first two records I was deemed literally hysterical as though it was literally the 1920s.”

In the post, she also clarified that her poetry book would still be coming out, and that a second poetry book would be published by Simon & Schuster.

Del Rey later on to post a screenshot of a FaceTime conversation with Jack Antonoff, who co-produced her last album Norman Fucking Rockwell!, implying that he will also be involved with the new album. Antonoff is also confirmed to be working with Lorde on her next record. (Related post: Lorde, The Savior Of Pop Music, Updates Fans About Her New Album)

The new album might be called White Hot Forever. Last year, she revealed that she had “already written parts” of it and would likely “surprise release of it sometime within the next 12 or 13 months. 

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