If you’re a fan of Lana Del Rey, you can already guess what the purists have said about the musician’s poetry anthology Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass – released as an audiobook two months ago, and available in print, on CD and on vinyl this week.
Yes, you can guess, but you don’t care, because these are the very things you adore about Lana: the drowsy sexuality, the exquisite heartbreak, the languid Americana drama.
There’s all that and more, as Violet does offer real insight into the heart’s desires and anxieties of Elizabeth Grant, all accompanied by soft-pedalled piano and occasional sax from NFR! producer (and musical prince) Jack Anatoff. Lana once said that words are the last real form of magic; this album is most definitely her spellbook.
Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass is out on CD and vinyl Friday October 2 via Universal.
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