Lana Del Rey unveils first details of "very wordy" ninth album: "I'm angry, the songs are very conversational"

The enigmatic singer-songwriter released two albums - Chemtrails Over The Country Club and Blue Banisters - last year.

Lana Del Rey has begun to reveal some details for her forthcoming ninth studio album. 

Little is know about the forthcoming record, although it's been reported Lana has recently been in the studio with frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff. Last year, Lana was truly on a roll, releasing two albums - Chemtrails Over The Country Club and the demure, jazz-laden Blue Banisters. 

Speaking to Gucci's creative director Alessandro Michele for her W Magazine cover story, Lana said that her ninth LP will be "very wordy" and has emerged from her experiments with "meditative automatic singing" - a process where she doesn't filter in the studio and sings pretty much anything that comes to her mind.

Contrasting it to the more evocative lyrics of third album Honeymoon, Lana said: "For this new music [...] it's just like: 'I'm angry.' 

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"The songs are very conversational. It’s a very wordy album. So there’s no room for color. It’s almost like I’m typing in my mind."

She also teased lyrics to the first song she recorded for the upcoming album: "The songs are very conversational. For the first song, I pressed record and sang, “When I look back, tracing fingertips over plastic bags, I think I wish I could extrapolate some small intention or maybe get your attention for a minute or two.”

Earlier this year, Lana returned with her first new music of 2022, issuing the song Watercolor Eyes as part of the soundtrack to HBO teen drama Euphoria

In 2021, Lana gained her fifth Number 1 album in the UK with Chemtrails - 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. 

2022 also marks the mammoth ten-year anniversary of Lana's landmark debut Born To Die making its debut - read more about Born To Die and it's long-reaching influence on popular culture here.