Lana Del Rey has announced she's readying a new country album, entitled Lasso, with the ‘Summertime Sadness’ hitmaker confirming during a Billboard pre-Grammys event that the Jack Antonoff-produced project will arrive in September 2024.
As of yet, we don't have an official tracklist, but Lana Del Rey shared a snippet of an unreleased country-leaning song, ‘Henry, Come On’, via Instagram in mid-January. The sparse, atmospheric clip finds Lana losing patience with her partner, as she croons, “Do you think I’d really choose it? All of this off and on? Henry, come on”.
In December 2023, Lana Del Rey released a cover of John Denver's iconic sing-a-long anthem, ‘Country Roads, Take Me Home’, which many saw as her first major foray into the genre. Even so, Lana has spoken in the past about how she views some of her back catalogue as having country influences, revealing in a 2021 interview with MOJO, “I went back and listened to ‘Ride’ and ‘Video Games’ and thought, you know, they’re kind of country. I mean, they’re definitely not pop”.
Shortly before releasing her take on ‘Country Roads, Take Me Home’, Lana Del Rey took the stage at the legendary Ryman Auditorium to deliver backing vocals with Nikki Lane and Meg Mcree for Lukas Nelson. Fans are hoping Lana took this opportunity to raise the prospect of a collaboration with Nikki, Meg or Lukas - or, ideally, all three.
Additionally, we know Lana is friends with one of the biggest stars in country music, Lainey Wilson, with the ‘Video Games’ singer-songwriter posting a photo alongside Lainey as she paid tribute to the Louisiana native's 2023 CMA Entertainer of the Year victory.
A Lana and Lainey link-up would be a colossal moment for country music. Given the latter's track record of blockbuster collaborations, including the chart-topping ‘Save Me’ with Jelly Roll, we're holding out hope that Lainey will indeed appear on Lasso.
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