Lana Del Rey is prepping her fans for her upcoming Blue Banisters album by announcing she’ll release a new song “Arcadia” next week.
On Friday (Sept. 3), the singer-songwriter shared a vintage-looking portrait of herself that promised a new song with some nostalgia-inducing advice. “ARCADIA out Wednesday,” she captioned the photo on Instagram before advising, “Listen to it like you listened to Video Games.”
“Video Games” was the lead single on her 2012 major label debut album Born To Die and has long been considered her breakthrough hit, peaking at No. 91 on the Billboard Hot 100 for her career-first entry on the all-genre tally.
The 36-year-old alternative-pop artist originally claimed her upcoming LP Blue Banisters would be released on July 4, but BB now has a TBD release date. “Album out later later,” she wrote in a July 3-dated update to fans on social media, where she shared the album artwork and a music video teaser for a new, as-yet-untitled single. Del Rey said the song, in which she can be heard singing “My body is a map of L.A./ I stand straight like an angel, with a halo,” will be “out soonish.”
Del Rey’s latest photo teasing “Arcadia” features her wearing the same pale yellow tank top and cardigan ensemble as in the video teaser for the upcoming single she mentioned. While she sings about places in California, including Sierra Madre, in the short snippet from July 3, it’s highly possible that the teaser was for “Arcadia,” which is a city in the San Gabriel Valley.
Check out LDR’s announcement below.