Interscope Records (2020) US
The new spoken word recording, Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass includes 14 poems performed by Lana Del Rey accompanied by music from Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Jack Antonoff. Poems featured on the album include "LA Who Am I to Love You?", "The Land of 1,000 Fires", "Past the Bushes Cypress Thriving", "Never to Heaven", "Tessa DiPietro", "Happy" and the titular poem.
"Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass is the title poem of the book and the first poem I wrote of many," Del Rey says. "Some of which came to me in their entirety, which I dictated and then typed out, and some that I worked laboriously picking apart each word to make the perfect poem. They are eclectic and honest and not trying to be anything other than what they are and for that reason I'm proud of them, especially because the spirit in which they were written was very authentic."