30 August 2019
"Norman Fucking Rockwell!" is the upcoming sixth studio album by Lana Del Rey, on August 30th. It announced during an interview with Annie Mac after the premiere of “Mariners Apartment Complex”, the lead single for her upcoming project, on September 12, 2018. She later confirmed the title of the record in a conversation with Zane Lowe after the premiere of her second single “Venice Bitch”, on September 18. Lana has allegedly been working on the album since December 2017, with new collaborator and producer Jack Antonoff. She said that the album might be released in the first quarter of 2019, after publishing a little poetry book she’s been working on titled Violent Bent Backwards Over the Grass. Del Rey mentioned that the new album experiments with surf elements, electric guitars and Laurel Canyon sounds, adding that she was inspired by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Lana spoke about the story/inspiration behind the album and its title track during her interview with Beats Radio 1’s Zane Lowe: "It’s called Norman Fucking Rockwell, it was the album title since March. I mean, working with Jack I was in a little bit of a lighter mood ‘cause he’s so funny, so the title track and it are kind of about this guy who like, he is such a genius artist but he thinks he’s the shit and he knows it, and like he won’t shut talking about it. The narrative goes on and on. It’s so awesome I ended up with, you know, like, being creative on a pipe story or whatever. I just like the title track so much, that I was like “ok, definitely want the record to be called that.” On January 9th, 2019, Lana released the album’s third single, “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but i have it”.
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