Lana Del Rey delays Blue Banisters album release and teases new single

Her eighth album is now accompanied by a new cover and a single coming "soon-ish."

Lana Del Rey has pushed back the release of her eighth album, Blue Banisters, which now has new cover art and a single coming "soon-ish."

Originally titled Rock Candy Sweet, Lana announced that the LP would drop July 4, but over the weekend announced that the album will instead be arriving "later later," with another official release date yet to be announced.

Posting to her social media accounts, Lana showcased a new cover for the record, showing her reclining against some (brown) banisters, with her two dogs Tex and Mex lounging at her feet. 

"TBD," Lana wrote to accompany the picture, confirming that the record would skip its original release date. 

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As well as the cover, the singer-songwriter teased the release of a new song as well, singing along to a languid, piano-based track.

"Album out later later," she wrote in the caption. "Single out soon-ish."

Three tracks from Blue Banisters have already been released so far; the title track, Text Book and Wildflower Wildfire, which all lean into the looser, more folk and jazz-focused outlook Lana has been pushing since the release of 2019's Norman F**king Rockwell!

Blue Banisters follows on from the release of Chemtrails Over The Country Club, which became Lana's fifth UK Number 1 album earlier this year, as well as setting a new vinyl record for a solo female act in the process. 

Lana now ties Celine Dion for the fifth most Number 1 albums by a female solo artist in the UK. Only Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Barbra Streisand and Taylor Swift have claimed more.