Is Lana Del Rey Recording A New Album?

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Photographs of Lana Del Rey in a Santa Monica recording studio have raised speculation that the singer is working on a new album, the follow-up to her January 2012 debut, Born to Die (she released the Paradise EP in November of last year).

The new album rumors are churning despite Del Rey’s own claims that her debut full-length might also be her last (when contacted by, an Interscope promotions rep could only confirm that she’s in the studio, but was unable to verify the purpose of the recording sessions).

“Oh, I don’t think I’ll write another record,” the singer said to Vogue UK last February not long after the release of Born to Die. “What would I say? I feel like everything I wanted to say, I’ve already said.”

Del Rey has expressed an interest in working in the film industry, telling Vogue Australia (via NME) last year that it would be her “happy place.”

“When I was starting, I had a vision of being a writer for film and that’s what I am doing now,” Del Rey said. “Hopefully I will branch into film work and stay there. That will be my happy place. I’d like to stay in one place for a long time.”

Lana Del Rey is scheduled to embark on a European tour this spring, kicking off on April 6 in Hamburg, Germany, with dates lined up through June 10, when she performs in Kiev, Ukraine.

-Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local

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