Having already confirmed that her new project, White Hot Forever, will be released next year, Del Rey has confirmed the release of what will be the singer’s debut spoken word record which is due out January 4th, 2020.
Del Rey made the announcement via a video posted on her social media, she said: “I had a thought for a while about how I knew wanted the album to be around a dollar because I just love the idea that thoughts are meant to be shared and that they were priceless in some way, and there was a second part that I’d been thinking of before releasing it which was that I wanted half of what the spoken word is going for to benefit Native American organisations around the country, whether it was for preserving their rights or trying to help keep their land intact.”
She continued: “I had wanted to do it because in doing my own work in connecting to my own family lineage, I was encouraged to also try and connect with the country’s lineage—this was a while ago—and it kind of informed the next album that I’ve been working on. And I just really wanted to sort of pay homage to this country that I love so much by doing my own reparation, I guess I would say, my own reparative act.
“I know it’s an unusual choice, and I have no reasoning for it other than it just feels right to me, so as long as my spoken word album is distributed, half of it will be going to Native American organisations across North America.”