Lana Del Rey Delays ‘Blue Banisters,’ Teases New Song

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The Drop: Lana Del Rey - Credit: Getty Images for The Recording A
The Drop: Lana Del Rey - Credit: Getty Images for The Recording A

Lana Del Rey announced Saturday that her new album Blue Banisters — which she previously attached to a July 4th release date — would not arrive on Independence Day.

“Album out later later… Single out soonish. Have a good fourth x,” Del Rey wrote on Instagram Saturday alongside a preview of a music video for an unspecified new song.

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In a follow-up post that contained the new album cover for Blue Banisters — featuring the singer sitting next to two dogs on an outdoor deck — Del Rey added of the release date,
“TBD.”

If it kept its July 4th release date, Blue Banisters — which has still not been formally announced yet by the singer’s label — would have marked Del Rey’s third album over a year-long span, following her July 2020 spoken word album Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass and March 2021’s Chemtrails Over the Country Club.

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In May, Del Rey shared three songs from the upcoming album, the title track “Blue Banisters” and “Text Book” — both co-written by Del Rey and Gabriel Edward Simon — and “Wildflower Wildfire,” co-written and produced by Kanye West collaborator Mike Dean.

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