Lana Del Rey released a new song “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but I have it.” Throughout the cut, described in a statement as a “fan track,” Del Rey meditates on religion, family, alienation and the myths that surround celebrity.
“I was reading Slim Aarons and I got to thinking that I thought/Maybe if I’d get less stressed if I was tested less like/All of these debutantes,” she sings over dramatic piano chords. “Smiling for miles in pink dresses and high heels on white yachts/But I’m not, baby, I’m not/No, I’m not that; I’m not.”
The singer recently previewed the song on Instagram. In the post, she noted that her previously teased book of poetry – tentatively titled Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass – is due out later in 2019; she also revealed that she will soon announce the cancellation of unspecified upcoming tour dates.
As of this writing, Del Rey is scheduled to headline the 2019 Buku Music + Art Project, which takes place March 22nd and 23rd in New Orleans, Louisiana; she has several international festival dates booked for June and July.
Del Rey has yet to announce the release date or full track list for her upcoming sixth LP, Norman Fucking Rockwell, which follows her 2017 record, Lust for Life. The Jack Antonoff-produced album, due out in mid-2019, is expected to feature two recently issued cuts, “Venice Bitch” and “Mariners Apartment Complex,” along with the live-debuted “How to Disappear.” In October, she teased two songs on Instagram: one titled “Sylvia Plath” and another featuring rapper Machine Gun Kelly.