Lana Del Rey is set to release her debut book of Poetry – Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass.
The collection features more than thirty poems, including Never to Heaven, The Land of 1,000 Fires, Past the Bushes Cypress Thriving, LA Who Am I to Love You?, Tessa DiPietro, Happy, Paradise is Very Fragile, Bare Feet on Linoleum, and many more. The beautiful hardcover edition showcases Lana’s typewritten manuscript pages alongside her original photography. The hardcover edition will be available on 29th September 2020.
In addition to the print book, Lana Del Rey brings her poetry to life in an unprecedented audiobook. In this spoken word performance, Lana Del Rey reads fourteen select poems from Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass accompanied by music from her frequent collaborator, Grammy Award-winning musician Jack Antonoff. The spoken word album will be available on 28th July 2020 for electronic download from all major audiobook retailers. A vinyl pressing and CD of the spoken word performance will be available onOctober 2nd 2020 on Interscope / Polydor Records.
Lana Del Rey comments – “Violet bent backwards over the grass is the title poem of the book and the first poem I wrote of many. Some of which came to me in their entirety, which I dictated and then typed out, and some that I worked laboriously picking apart each word to make the perfect poem. They are eclectic and honest and not trying to be anything other than what they are and for that reason I’m proud of them, especially because the spirit in which they were written was very authentic. I’m happy to donate a substantial portion of the proceeds to go to some Native American organisations I have always wanted to donate to, because of the experiences that I’ve had which have greatly shaped my own life course.”
The hardcover and e-audio editions are available immediately for preorder.
Del Rey’s sixth and most recent studio album Norman Fucking Rockwell was released last August.
Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass:
01 LA Who Am I to Love You
02 The Land of 1,000 Fires
03 Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass
04 Past the Bushes Cypress Thriving
06 Never to Heaven
08 Tessa DiPietro
09 Quiet Waiter Blue Forever
10 What Happened When I Left You
12 My Bedroom Is a Sacred Place Now – There Are Children at the Foot of My Bed
13 Paradise Is Very Fragile
14 Bare Feet on Linoleum