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Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass

Narrated by: Lana Del Rey
Length: 39 mins
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The highly anticipated spoken-word poetry collection from Lana Del Rey, Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass.

'Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass is the title poem of the book and the first poem I wrote of many. Some of which came to me in their entirety, which I dictated and then typed out, and some that I worked laboriously picking apart each word to make the perfect poem. They are eclectic and honest and not trying to be anything other than what they are and for that reason I’m proud of them, especially because the spirit in which they were written was very authentic.' (Lana Del Rey) 

Lana Del Rey brings her breathtaking poetry to life in an unprecedented audiobook. In this stunning spoken-word performance, Lana Del Rey reads 14 poems from her debut book Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass accompanied by music from Grammy Award-winning musician Jack Antonoff.

Lana’s debut book solidifies her further as 'the essential writer of her times' (The Atlantic). This audiobook features Lana reading select poems from the book, including 'LA Who Am I to Love You?', 'The Land of 1,000 Fires', 'Past the Bushes Cypress Thriving', 'Never to Heaven', 'Tessa DiPietro', 'Happy' and several others. The result is an extraordinary poetic landscape that reflects the unguarded spirit of its creator.

©2020 Lana Del Rey (P)2020 Simon & Schuster UK

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Beautiful poetry project from Lana Del Rey

I absolutely love Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass, a beautiful collection of poetry from Lana Del Rey. It's intimate and personal, and she evokes the most magnificent imagery of the natural world around her. The musical accompaniment from Jack Antonoff is spectacular, and the overall production of the audiobook has exceeded all of my expectations. I can't wait for the release of the physical book in September, with additional poems and photography. Be sure to keep an eye out for Lana Del Rey's upcoming album Chemtrails Over the Country Club, coming out in September 2020, and her second poetry collection, Behind the Iron Gates - Insights from an Institution, coming out in 2021. Love and gratitude, Rory Codd.

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Dreamy and honest

Exactly what I imagined, so blissful and poetic, in love with her as always 💖

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A masterpiece

Lana is a lyrical genius. Another masterpiece from the queen herself. Everything about this is angelic, thought provoking, emotive and beautiful.

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wow

we all know by now the art that is lana del rey. she has once again blown me away with her way for words.

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a real poet!

lana del rey is not a captain; she's not a pilot; she's a real poet, she writes.

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IMMACULATE

LANA HAS SERVED US ONCE AGAIN EVERYONE STREAM VIOLET POET OF OUR GENERATION OMG QUEEN (this is launascherry from twt)

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Phenomenal!

Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, showstopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique! The best audiobook that has ever being made.

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gorgeous

a huge fan of miss Grant she is such a wonderful writer and finally this poetry book has been released and its beautiful

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lana is that bitch

this poetry boom was so emotional and beautiful. thank you mommy lana del rey :)

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Wonderful!

Never a big poetry fan but this is beautiful. Lana has a great way with words and sets the scene and the emotion perfectly with her voice. Fantastical, magical and truly wonderful. Short and sweet but perfect. 👌

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  • 15-10-20

Lana del rey i love u

This is my first audio book and i love it, it got me through dark times and I cant thank lana enough for her amazing pottery, voice, and her iconic personality. I love u and i will do the impossible to see u on ur next tour for norman f***ing rockwell or ur next album. U are a treasure that should e protected with all costs ly and tysm for everything.

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  • 10-09-20

Anticipated 2020’s story

I have been waiting for this for so long when she first announced that she’s working on a poetry book. I think Lana speaks for all of us - love, longing, and home - big cities. Things we can relate. Some might think the content could be self-centered, but that what makes this piece is relatable to a lot of us. It’s the experience and stories from a real person and it’s a story that we all share together. Lana put every emotions and feelings into the words that nobody could write beyond this in our era. Thank u Lana. I love you.

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  • 02-08-20

She's Too Perfect For This World

She was amazing as always, her voice, the atmosphere, meanings... Everything was just too perfect.

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  • 29-07-20

Beautiful poet.

It is something so beautiful and , transmits so many feelings with each word that makes you connect with the poem and feel part of it.

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  • 29-07-20

amazing

I honestly did not know what to expect because it is the first time that lana works in something like this, but I really enjoyed it

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  • 28-07-20

Personal

Love this project so much. I can’t believe she shared her thoughts, hopes, fears and everything else with us. love you forever lana

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  • 28-07-20

I think I just astral projected

the flavour........ its immaculate talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique.

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  • 28-07-20

breathtaking

All the waiting, anticipating and pacing was so worth it. ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡

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  • 28-07-20

Lana won’t never let you down

I’m so glad i’m here in this time of life where lana is alive And feeding me this pure art I’m in love with everything about this audiobook. Love you lana.