Singer Lana Del Rey took to her social media again over the long weekend, not only to explain further what's been on her mind as of late, but also to share news that a new album, titled Chemtrails Over the Country Club, is on the way.
This follows up a post on Instagram last week, where Lana detailed what she sees are glaring inconsistencies in the music industry regarding her female peers who seem to be allowed more freedom to speak, or sing, about sensitive topics without being labeled an hysteric.
In Lana Del Rey's latest, she continued down the same path.
“I just think it’s sad that the women I mentioned about, whether they sing about dancing for money, or whatever -- the same stuff, by the way, that I’ve been singing about chronically for 13 years; that's why I'm in that echelon, Del Rey explained. "Yes, they are my friends and peers, contemporaries. The difference is, when I get on the pole people call me a whore, but when [FKA] Twigs gets on the pole, it’s art. So, you know, I mean, I’m reminded constantly by my friends that lyrically there are layers and complicated psychological factors that play into some of my songwriting, but I just want to say, you know, the culture is super sick right now. And the fact that they want to turn my post, my advocacy for fragility into a race war, it’s really bad."
Lana continued, "You know, I think what's really sad is as a personal advocate, as a girls' girl, as somebody who wants the best for every culture... I just want to say to all of the other women out there who are like me, good girls, good-intentioned, get f***** up the a** constantly by the culture just because you say what you really mean: I'm with you. I feel for you, and I know that you feel for me."
Not only did Del Rey's original post gather hundreds of thousands of negative comments, she says it even resulted in someone putting out her private phone number to the world. "I think that what's interesting is the very first time I decide to tell you anything about my life, or the fact that I'm writing books that chronicle that fragility, that 200,000 hateful, spiteful comments come in. My phone number leaked, and, you know, comments like 'You f****** white b****.' It's the opposite of the spirit of advocate... it's what causes fragility, but it's not gonna stop me, period," she said.
"When you have a good heart," Lana added, "it doesn't always shine through, and you trudge on anyway. You make those personal reparations to heal your own family karmic lineage and the sickness of this country. Domestic abuse, mental health problems, the second epidemic that's arising out of this pandemic. It's a real thing. That's what I was talking about."
Finally, Lana spoke to her fans about poetry projects in the works and officially revealed the title of her next album, Chemtrails Over the Country Club, set for release on September 5th.
"As ever, I'm grateful that my muse is still here and that I have over the last three years been blessed to have the insight and ability to channel two books worth of beautiful poems. I think my new record... is special as well."