Lana Del Rey’s mellifluous lyrics have always felt a lot like poetry, and now the songstress is channeling that gift. She announced that on Jan. 4, she will be releasing a spoken word album, with half the proceeds going toward Native American organizations.
In an Instagram video on Thursday (Dec. 19), Del Rey noted that she “wanted to do it because in doing my own work in connecting to my family lineage, I was encouraged to also try and connect with the country’s lineage—this was a while ago—and it kind of informed the next album that I’ve been working on.”
“And I just really wanted to sort of pay homage to this country that I love so much by doing my own reparation, I guess I would say, my own reparative act,” she continued. “I know it’s an unusual choice, and I have no reasoning for it other than it just feels right to me, so as long as my spoken word album is distributed, half of it will be going to Native American organizations across North America.”
The announcement comes following the release of her 2019 album, Norman Fucking Rockwell. The chanteuse is also preparing to release a collection of poetry.