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Lana Del Rey: what to expect from her first poetry book?

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After the success met by “Norman Fucking Rowell”, Lana Del Rey’s sixth studio album released last August, the American singer finally announces the release date of her first book of poetry.

“Best album in the world”: that’s the price Lana Del Rey’s sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell won at the NME Awards last February. Praised by both critics and the public, the American singer has taken upon a new project. After announcing the release of her first poetry book in December 2019, Lana Del Rey just revealed new information on her upcoming project. Named Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass, the book will first be released as an audiobook. With a length of thirty-three minutes, it will contain fourteen original poems read by the American signer, and put to music by Jack Antonoff, indie-pop band Fun’s guitarist. Accordingly to her aesthetic, Lana Del Rey will unveil texts filled with melancholia, yearning, drama and nostalgia, with titles such as Violets Ben Backwards Over The Grass, LA Who Am I To Love You? or Never to Heaven.

 

“The title of the book is also the one of the first poem that I wrote, says the singer about how she tackled the writing process. Some of them came to me in their entirety, I then proceeded to record them and type them down. For others, I had to think long and hard, tearing apart every word until I was able to write the perfect poem. My poems are eclectic, honest, and they don’t pretend to be something they’re not.” Available for preorders on Amazon, the audiobook will be released on July 28, and sold for $10.35. The hardcover version will be released on September 29. The earnings of the sale will be donated to charities supporting Native Americans. Lana Del Rey revealed on Instagram that she hoped to raise more than one million dollars in the following month for the Navajo Water Project, a charity aiming at bringing clean water to all American households.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dates for the release of the audiobook and the physical book tomorrow! Also you should know about - Navajo Water Project www.navajowaterproject.org 1 in 3 Navajo still don’t have a sink or a toilet. That means 1/3 of Navajo families haul water home every day. They pay 67 x more for the water they haul vs. piped water. Access to running water has become more important than ever during the COVID-19 crisis. In May, the infection rate in the Navajo Nation — at roughly 2,500 per 100,000 residents — surpassed that of New York. The Navajo Water Project brings clean, hot and cold running water to families across New Mexico, Utah and Arizona.The installation of a water and solar system takes just 24 hours from start to finish. The Navajo Water Project has a fundraising target of $1,035,000 for 2020 to bring running water and solar power to 230 families. and we plan on fulfilling that target in the next 4 weeks to bring it up to their million dollar mark, and we’ll be traveling throughout New Mexico Arizona and Utah to say hello and make sure it gets done. The Navajo Water Project is Indigenous-led, and registered as an official enterprise on the Navajo Nation. Their work creates meaningful, high-paying jobs, many with benefits like 100% employer-paid health coverage.

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