Lana Del Rey Says Her Next Album Is Stripped Down & Spiritual, Reveals Song Title “Black Beauty”

Carl Williott | February 27, 2013 3:27 pm

Lana Del Rey has been hiding away in the UK (probably because she knows those Brits love her), but she returned to her spiritual home, California, to work on her sophomore album. The singer told BBC’s Newsbeat that she went to Santa Monica to write the follow-up to her pretty Paradise EP, and already the album is starting to take shape. “[I] moved on to a more spiritual place lyrically,” she said of the new material. So, we guess her juju tastes like Pepsi Cola this time around?

Del Rey added, “It’s a little more stripped down but still cinematic and dark,” and said she enlisted “the same three guys” for this project. Odds are she means Emile Haynie, Justin Parker and Rick Nowels, who each had sizable footprints on her prior releases.

And while Lana admitted that she’s been taking her time with the album, she’s still far enough along that she’s already thinking about videos. “I have a song called ‘Black Beauty’ and I’ve already talked to people about making it.” Perhaps it’s inspired by her new hair color?