Dear Lana del Rey,
Today is July 5th. You said in April that a new album called “Blue Banisters” was coming out on July 4th.
Did you forget?
Yesterday Lana posted a video of herself singing the title track, and wrote that the album was “coming soon.” Uh huh.
To be fair, Lana has posted three singles from the forthcoming album. And she released a whole other album, “Chemtrails over the Country Club,” a short time ago, a probable Grammy nominee. So it’s not like she’s been lazy.
But still…those banisters are turning blue. I wouldn’t want to be a record executive in this environment. Artists drop surprise albums without warning. Or they don’t. Very weird and upsetting.