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Lana Del Rey Announces New Album Coming in 2019

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Lana Del Rey just released a new song this last week. The tune, called “Mariners Apartment Complex,” has Lana’s signature moody sound. If you haven’t heard it yet, you can give it a listen below. A new single is exciting, but it isn’t nearly as exciting as the prospect of another full-length Lana Del Rey album. After “Mariners Apartment Complex” was released, Lana announced the new album, which is set to drop in 2019. Lana will release another single from the upcoming album in the next couple days, so stay tuned for that as well. This is Lana’s sixth album, and the first release since her 2017 album Lust for Life.

Lana’s Album Will Drop After She Releases a Book of Poetry

Who knew that Lana was a poet, too? Apparently, even she didn’t know. The singer told DJ Annie Mac, “I was having a little bit of writers’ block with the music last Fall and so just sat down to write some words without music and I realised there was just a couple of things I wanted to say through some poems, which is funny.” Whether Del Rey chooses to self-publish or seek a publisher, we will probably be seeing them on the internet eventually. 

Lana Del Rey Announces New Album Coming in 2019: What Do We Know So Far?

Lana Del Rey Announces New Album Coming in 2019

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There is no official title or album artwork yet, but we do know who is producing the album. Jack Antonoff—who has worked with the likes of Lorde, Taylor Swift, and St. Vincent—has been confirmed as the producer.

The sound will be unmistakably Lana, but according to  what the singer told R1, the album will have “some surf elements to some of the songs” and “a little Red Hot Chili Peppers influence.”

As of yet, there are no set tour dates or scheduled performances for the 2019 release.

What the Single, “Mariners Apartment Complex” Tells Us About the New Album

So far, we know that Lana is working with Jack Antonoff, there will be a blend of influences in the sound and it will drop sometime in the early months of 2019. If we take a look at the first released single, “Mariners Apartment Complex,” the lyrics give a hint as to the vulnerable strength that may be behind the rest of the album. If the song is any indicator, we can only hope to find more haunting tracks that express not only an inner-strength and vulnerability but some dramatic self-realization. These are the things that most of us find behind Lana’s honesty: relatable sadness, experiences and raw emotion.

Listen to Lana Del Rey’s “Mariners Apartment Complex” from her official YouTube channel:

 

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Lana Del Rey Announces New Album Coming in 2019. Featured Photo Credit: Neil Krug

Remembering Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul

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On August 16th, Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul passed away at 76. Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee on March 25, 1942. We can thank her father, Rev. C. L. Franklin, for exposing Aretha to the world of gospel music. She began singing in her father’s Detroit Baptist church, undoubtedly where she began to polish her soulful singing style.

I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

Columbia Records was the first to sign the singer in 1960. However, it was not until her contract with Atlantic and the release of her 1967 album, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, that Franklin became a household name with a gold album under her belt. Franklin’s single, “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You),” was her first pop hit, scoring a spot in the Top 10 list and number one spot for R&B.

It was neither my intention nor my plan, but some were saying that in my voice they heard the sound of confidence and self-assurance.

Aretha Franklin

Following Aretha Franklin’s Passing, Her Music Sales Have Soared

Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin, 1961. Photo Credit: Metronome, Getty Images

The Queen of Soul’s passing is a loss of a music legend. Countless artists who followed in Soul, R&B, and Pop were influenced by the songstress. In her lifetime, Franklin had 73 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 and 100 songs on Billboard’s R&B singles list. She released 17 songs that placed on the Top 10 chart, as well as 21 songs that landed the number one spot for R&B singles.

On the day of her death, Aretha’s album sales skyrocketed to an astounding 19,000 copies in a single day. The day prior, her album sales were around 1,000 copies. According to Nielsen Music and The Hollywood Reporter, combined with digital song downloads, August 16th saw 134,000 copies of Franklin’s albums and tracks sold.

“Respect” and Women’s Empowerment

Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul

1967 Aretha Franklin studio portrait. Photo Credit: Gilles Petard/Redferns

One of the best ways to honor the music legend is to continue to share her music. Franklin left an indelible mark on the music industry with her talents, as well as on the world with her strong presence and influence in racial issues and women’s rights. Much of her music was geared toward the empowerment of women, most notably her rendition of Otis Redding’s song, “Respect.” Redding’s version from a male perspective was a representation of a man’s world. But when Franklin reimagined the song, she had something else in mind. She took “Respect” and utterly transformed the entire meaning. It was—and continues to be—a woman’s anthem and a reminder that as women, we need to demand respect.

Music Stars’ React to Franklin’s Death: Crafting “the Soundtrack to the Lives of Many”

Many musicians took to Twitter yesterday to express their love and the loss of Aretha. Singers like Elton John, Patti LaBelle, and Diana Ross have truly embodied the impact that Franklin made on the world.

 

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Remembering Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul. Featured Photo Credit: David Redfern, Redferns.