Lana Del Rey released her highly anticipated and much delayed album Blue Banisters on Friday (Oct. 22) via Polydor and Interscope Records.
The album, which had an original release date of July 4, was preceded by four songs: “Wildflower Wildfire,” “Text Book,” “Arcadia” and the title track.
Before dropping “Arcadia” last month, Del Rey told fans what they can expect from Blue Banisters.“I guess you could say this album is about what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now,” she wrote on Instagram, which she has since deactivated, along with the remainder of her social media accounts. “As much as the on going criticism has been trying, it at least has pushed me to explore my own family tree, to dig deep, and to continue to exhibit the fact that God only cares about how I move through the world. And for all of the skepticism about feigning fragility and unreasonable explanations of not showing general accountability — I must say I’ve enjoyed moving through the world beautifully — as a woman with grace and dignity.”
Blue Banisters is LDR’s second studio album from this year, following Chemtrails Over the Country Club in March, and her eighth overall. Chemtrails reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and topped Billboard‘s Top Alternative Albums tally.
Listen to Blue Banisters below.