Judging by the newly released cover of new album Lust for Life, everything you know about Lana Del Rey is wrong. Well, either that, or she’s at a very different place in her life than on previous albums. In fact, things are so changed this time around that she's… actually smiling…?
The formerly troubled chanteuse revealed the cover for the forthcoming album — the release date of which remains a mystery for now, with her record label merely saying that details will come “at a later date” — on Twitter this morning, following a couple of video teases over the last couple of months: a trailer for the album and first single, “Love”:
In a recent interview about the album, Del Rey said that Lust for Life is a mix of “kind of Shangri-Las, early Joan Baez influences” and “more socially aware” lyrics; “it’s kind of a global feeling,” she said.
This is her most personal album to date.
“I made my first four albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed,” she said in a release.
Judging by that new cover, we’re apparently all headed back to the country and western genre of the mid-1970s. Which, let’s be honest, would still be an improvement on today in a lot of ways.