By Rachel Jacoby Zoldan. Photos: Courtesy of Facebook.
After taking an almost two-year hiatus, Lana Del Rey officially announced the imminent arrival of her next album, Lust for Life, via a witchy video on her Facebook page on Wednesday, March 29.
We've already seen bits and pieces of Del Rey's latest work—her first single, "Love," dropped on February 19, and just two days later, the ultra-romantic music video followed suit (and theme, naturally). The ethereal singer, known for her singular morose style, already recognized the differences between this album and her previous ones. "I made my first four albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed," Del Rey said of Lust for Life in a statement last month.
But before then, however, we hadn't heard from Del Rey musically since her 2015 album, Honeymoon, aside from a spot on The Weeknd's "Stargirl Interlude" last year. (What we have heard from her, though, is a few pointed spells: In true enchantress fashion, the singer put out a call for fellow witches to join her in hexing President Donald Trump during the previous two waning crescent moons.)
Although she did not reveal an exact drop date for the new album on her Facebook page, Del Rey did offer a black-and-white video teaser for the new work, in which the singer said fans can expect Lust for Life "very soon." She also talks about what it's like to be an artist in Hollywood—that "it requires some space," and yes, can be a challenge at times—while staying on brand with a celestial, almost Hitchcock-like vibe as she uses what can only be described as telepathy to communicate with viewers.
Del Rey also used the opportunity to get political, concluding the video with a few wise words about society's current climate. "Even though these times can feel a little bit crazy, they’re not so very different from what other generations have experienced at one time or another before," she says. "Amidst all the uncertainty, and as we transition out of one era into another one, there’s no place I’d rather be than smack-dab in the middle of Hollyweird making this record for you."
Watch the video here now—and keep your eyes peeled, because Lust for Life is definitely dropping soon. Perhaps on a Tuesday, as Del Rey hints?
This story originally appeared on Glamour.
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