Lana Del Rey has left social media, announcing her leave in a black-and-white video posted on Instagram over the weekend to keep her circle smaller.
The 36-year-old singer captioned the clip “On the record” on Saturday (September 11), saying, “Hi, guys. I just wanted to let you know that tomorrow we are going to be deactivating our social media accounts — my social media accounts. That is simply because I have so many other interests and other jobs I’m doing that require privacy and transparency.”
“I’m obviously continuing to make my spoken word albums and my records and still writing my short poetry books and I’m still very present and love what I do. I’m absolutely out here for the music and that I’m also just going on some different endeavors,” the “Born to Die” singer continued.
In the nearly thee-minute black-and-white clip, the singer thanked her fans for their support. Last week, she dropped her new single “Arcadia,” which will be featured on her eighth album, Blue Banisters, scheduled for release on October 22.
“I want to say thank you so much for all the support and I do hope you like the record. It’s a compilation of older songs and a few newer songs; some written by family and friends and mostly old collaborators, and there will probably always be more to come,” she said.
She continued: “I wanna say a heartfelt, just, thank you for, you know, continuing to kind of see me through the music. It’s always important to be witnessed and it’s also really important just to be witnessed by the people close to you that you know and who you trust.”
Del Rey closed the video by saying she’s “always here making lots of records and in the meantime living life” and adding she’s “always enjoyed sharing all these very small tidbits with you” before thanking fans and flashing a peace sign to the camera.
Lana Del Rey has announced that she will deactivate all her social media accounts:— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) September 12, 2021
“That is simply because I have so many interests, and other jobs I’m doing that require privacy and transparency.…For right now, I think I’m going to just keep my circle a little bit closer,” pic.twitter.com/YD7Wuu5wuR
Earlier this year, Del Rey released Chemtrails Over the Country Club, following her 2019 Norman F—ing Rockwell album. In late 2020, she debuted her poetry collection Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass.