Del Rey has been prolific of late. She recently released Chemtrails Over The Country Club album, which hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Shortly after, the U.S. artist announced that another new album, Rock Candy Sweet, will arrive on June 1.
And in late 2020, she debuted her poetry collection Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass.
It remains unclear if Blue Banisters is a different working title for Rock Candy Sweet, or whether that album will drop as planned. What is clear, however, is that Del Rey is enjoying the most creative phase of her career so far.
As least some of those energies are a borne from criticism. On her Instagram Stories on March 20, Del Rey shared a screenshot of an article from Harper's Bazaar that had a dig at her.
"Just want to say thank you again for the kind articles like this one and for reminding me that my career was built on cultural appropriation and glamorizing domestic abuse," she quipped via sideways text overlaying the article. "I will continue to challenge those thoughts on my next record on June 1 titled Rock Candy Sweet."