And just like that, we may have finally been given an official release time frame for Lana Del Rey’s much anticipated new studio album.
On Friday (June 21), the singer took the stage at Malahide Castle outside Dublin, Ireland for a show. During her set, she reportedly told the audience that her new album would be released in two months’ time.
For fans who have been keeping a close watch, this comes as great news. Up until this point, information about Norman Fucking Rockwell has been at best scarce at best. We had a title. We were treated to six songs (“How to Disappear,” “Venice Bitch,” “Hey Blue Baby,” “I Must Be Stupid for Feeling So Happy,” “Mariners Apartment Complex,” and “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me…but I have it”). We knew that Jack Antonoff of Bleachers and fun. fame produced for the forthcoming release. All we were missing was an official release date.
While Del Rey did not further elaborate on the exact date, we can probably assume that it will be sometime in late August. Norman Fucking Rockwell will be the long-awaited the follow-up to 2017’s Lust for Life.
In addition to the release time frame reveal, Del Rey also performed her slowed down cover of Sublime’s “Doin’ Time” during the gig. Last month, she debuted her version of the 1997 track and revealed that it would be part of Sublime’s upcoming documentary “Sublime.”
“Not a day goes by that I don’t listen to at least one Sublime song,” Del Rey said about the band.
“They epitomized the SoCal vibe and made a genre and sound totally their own.”
Watch Del Rey’s fan-shot performance of “Doin’ Time” above which features her “girlies.”