Tucked inside her dreamscapes about Hollywood and the Hamptons are reminders—and celebrations—of just how empty these places can be. Here, on her sixth album, she fixes her gaze on another place primed for exploration: the art world. Their partnership—as seen on the title track, a study of inflated egos—allowed her to take her subjects less seriously. They just go on and on about themselves and I'm like, 'Yeah, yeah.
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Norman Fucking Rockwell! On January 28, , on the red carpet of the 60th Annual Grammy Awards where Del Rey's previous effort Lust for Life , released 8 months prior, was up for nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album, Del Rey spoke to Pitchfork about a new track " Bartender " that didn't "belong to a record yet". She promised to finish this song and to dedicate it to the foundation. On February 16, , at a show in San Diego revealed the title of a song "Sylvia", inspired by writer Sylvia Plath, indicating she had been working on a new project. At the end of the next month, March 30, Del Rey posted a short video to Instagram of her singing " Happiness Is a Butterfly " which she described as her "new song". On May 10, , an unknown song was played in the background of her sister, Chuck's Instagram story  which would later be revealed to be " Bartender ". Throughout early , Del Rey was photographed with multiple musicians such as Marina then known as Marina and the Diamonds and Jack Antonoff on February 26,   Marina, Florence and the Machine and FKA Twigs on March 7,  and Wiz Khalifa on March 19,  leading to speculation that any or all of the musicians could be featured on her upcoming project. Are you seeing an album coming out of these sessions? The information was also confirmed by an article from The Fader.
Lana Del Rey envisioned a Southern California dream world constructed out of sad girls and bad boys, manufactured melancholy, and genuine glamour, and then she came to embody this fantasy. At first, her stylized noir-pop garnered skeptical sneers — the rise of her debut, Born to Die, was impeded by a tentative live debut on Saturday Night Live — but Del Rey proved to be tougher than her soft exterior suggested. Following a hit remix of her single "Summertime Sadness," she steadily gained not only popularity but respect; her second album, 's Ultraviolence, received positive reviews to accompany her sales, and her imitators of which there were many became merely an alluring accessory. By that point, Del Rey had attained the ideal she intended to be: a damaged torch singer designed as the tragic romantic icon for her age.