Lana Del Rey Unveils Teaser for Upcoming Country Album Lasso

So, last night was quite the buzz at a Billboard shindig. Lana Del Rey, in her ever-enigmatic style, dropped some juicy details about her upcoming album. Dubbed *Lasso*, it’s a nod to the country genre and is set to hit the airwaves in September. “We’re going country,” she declared, making it clear that this isn’t just a phase. According to her, the music biz is hitching its wagon to the country scene, and she’s leading the charge with producer Jack Antonoff by her side. They’ve been trekking through iconic music cities – think Muscle Shoals, Nashville, Mississippi – for the past four years.

Now, when the folks over at Pitchfork tried to dig a bit deeper, reaching out to Lana and Jack’s reps, they hit a wall. No more info was forthcoming about *Lasso*.

Lana’s got a history of teasing us with album promises that sometimes, well, take a different turn. Remember *Chemtrails Over the Country Club*? Right after its release, she was all, “Next up, *Rock Candy Sweet* coming June 1, 2021.” But then, plot twist! *Blue Banisters* was what we got in October instead.

And about those albums that seem to vanish into thin air? Lana once mentioned dropping a digital record of American standards and classics in time for Christmas 2020. What we got instead was a lone cover of “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” Classic Lana move, keeping us on our toes.

She’s been flirting with the country genre for a while, though. Chatting with *Mojo*, she reflected on her tracks ‘Ride’ and ‘Video Games’, noting a country vibe, or at least something distinctly Americana about them. It’s all about the interpretation, right?

Her recent ventures into country music include a cover of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” shared last December. This came on the heels of a U.S. tour that paid homage to the South and Appalachia. Lana also graced the stage at NBC’s *Christmas at Graceland*, belting out “Unchained Melody” at Elvis Presley’s legendary Memphis home.

So, what’s next? *Lasso* follows Lana Del Rey’s *Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd*. For the scoop on that, you’d have to check out Pitchfork’s “The 50 Best Albums of 2023.” But knowing Lana, she’s always got a surprise or two up her sleeve.

Noah Mitchell
Noah Mitchell
Noah Mitchell is a senior music writer at Noah has been passionately covering the music industry for over five years, with a particular focus on live performances and the latest updates on artists.