Lana Del Rey's next album has been stolen from a car

Virgin Radio

21 Oct 2022, 15:31

Lana Del Rey in a black jacket against a white background

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Bad news for Lana Del Rey fans, after her ninth studio album was stolen from a car.

It was parked on Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles when the theft occured.

Lana revealed it was broken into "a few months ago", and the thief managed to steal her laptop as well as multiple hard drives and a camcorder.

Her ninth studio album was on the stolen items, as well as a 200-page manuscript for a book she is writing.

The star has been pleading with fans not to search for or listen to leaked music online.

She shared the news on Instagram in a live video, but has since deleted it.

Lana said: "A few months ago, I parked my car on Melrose Place - actually Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles - and I stepped away for a minute.

“And the one time I left my backpack inside my car, someone broke all the windows and took it.

“I had to remotely wipe the computer that had my 200-page book for Simon and Schuster - which I didn’t have backed up on the cloud.

“And despite that, people are still able to remotely access my phone and leak our songs and personal photos. I loved the book that I lost with all of my heart and put a lot of passion into it.

"Please don’t listen to the music if you hear it, because it’s not coming out yet.

“Obviously I won’t ever leave anything in the car again, even if it’s just for a moment. But we’ve had the same issues at the house, and it is a constant thing. And although I’m so grateful to be able to share all of the good stuff, I just also want to share that it has been a challenge.”

She has been keeping busy re-recording her songs.

Understandably, she has said the process is very frustrating having to start over.

The record would have been the follow-up to 2021's Blue Banisters album.

Lana said: "I just want to mention that despite all of this happening, I am confident in the record to come -despite so many safety factors at so many different levels. I really want to persist and make the best record I can."