Friday, June 21, 2024

Lana del Rey Pulling a Taylor Swift, Releasing Second Album in One Year, “Blue Banisters,” in July


Lana del Rey already released one critically acclaimed best selling album just a few weeks, “Chemtrails over the Country Club.”

But on social media she’s announced a second album, “Blue Banisters,”: set for July 4th. She’s followed the chemtrail of Taylor Swift, who also released two albums last year, “Folklore” and “Evermore.”

We’re seeing an amazing amount of productivity thanks to the pandemic. All that downtime got some pop stars working overtime.

Adele, however, did nothing we know of. No new album in five and a half years. She’s not worried. Whenever she releases her next one, it will sell 10 times as many copies as all these albums. But wouldn’t have been nice to have more, rather than less music from her?

“Chemtrails,” by the way, has sold very well for its category– since March 5th 150,000 copies including 70,000 CDs and downloads. If the radio people worked a single, it could be more!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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