Lana Del Rey is unfortunately pushing back the release of Violet, her spoken word album she announced this past December. The project was originally expected to be available on January 4th, and priced at only $1.
Explaining the reason behind the delay, the New York native took to Twitter during the early hours of the initial drop date: “Hoping everyone had a great New Years, gonna wait for about a month to put out ‘Violet’ since we lost about nine days with everything going on – it’s an interesting project though, looking forward to having it out x.”
The “everything going on” has to do with the fact that her family had unfortunately been robbed over the holidays. She is offering a “no questions asked reward” for all the items stolen.
Half of the proceeds of the spoken world album – when it does make its debut – will go toward Native American organizations. Last month, the singer explained via an Instagram video that she “wanted to do it because in doing my own work in connecting to my family lineage, I was encouraged to also try and connect with the country’s lineage – this was a while ago – and it kind of informed the next album that I’ve been working on.” Stay tuned for updates on this upcoming project.