Lana Del Rey can’t keep out of the headlines at the moment as she has been forced to defend herself over a recent Instagram post. It has overshadowed the singer’s latest poetic release.
The new spoken-word piece is taken from Del Rey’s poetry collection Behind The Iron Gates — Insights from an Institution and you can listen to it below.
The new spoken-word piece form Del Rey arrived recently and it marks out the singer as a fierce and formidable writer. The new piece, ‘Patent Leather Do-over’ is a remarkable commendation of her work.
The piece is reminiscent of Sylvia Plath, making references to her iconic book The Bell Jar as well as Del Rey’s own album Norman Fucking Rockwell.
Jack Antonoff, a producer to the stars and the man behind Bleachers, has composed the music to go alongside Del Rey’s words.
You can listen to ‘Patent Leather Do-over’ below.
Lana Del Rey has found herself in the middle of a race storm and has warned “don’t ever call me racist” in her defiant response.
This statement came after she made a controversial post yesterday in which she cited several other female artists to hit back at claims her music glamorises abuse. I n her post, Lana namechecked Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé, saying that they “have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, fucking, cheating etc”.
Del Rey then rhetorically asked: “can I please go back to singing about being embodied, feeling beautiful by being in love even if the relationship is not perfect, or dancing for money – or whatever I want – without being crucified or saying that I’m glamorizing abuse??????”
The singer then received a monumental backlash because of the artists she mentioned were predominantly women of colour. Leaving several comments on her original post, one comment that Del Rey wrote read: “To be clear because I knowwwwww you love to twist things. I fucking love these singers and know them. #that is why I mentioned them I would also like to have some of the same freedom of expression without judgment of hysteria.”