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Lana Del Rey takes down social media accounts: ‘Going to just keep my circle a little bit closer’

Lana Del Rey takes down her social media accounts: ‘I’m going to just keep my circle a little bit closer’


Lana Del Rey has left social media.

The 36-year-old singer on Saturday posted an Instagram clip titled ‘On the record’ in which she explained why she was leaving multiple platforms, including Twitter and Instagram. 

‘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,’ she said. ‘That is simply because I have so many other interests and other jobs I’m doing that require privacy and transparency.’

The latest: Lana Del Rey, 36, on Saturday posted an Instagram clip titled ‘On the record’ in which she explained why she was leaving multiple social media platforms 

The Manhattan native said she was creatively focused amid her decision to depart social media, according to Billboard

‘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 Arcadia artist said. ‘For right now, I think I’m going to just keep my circle a little bit closer and continue to develop some other skills and interests.’

The High by the Beach artist said to more than 20 million Instagram followers that she will be working on music, spoken word and poetry projects.

The Summertime Sadness singer said that she’s ‘always here making lots of records and in the meantime living life’ and had ‘always enjoyed sharing all these very small tidbits with you’ via social media.

Del Rey, seen in 2019 in Wantagh, New York, thanked her fans 'for all the support' ahead of her upcoming album Blue Banisters

Del Rey, seen in 2019 in Wantagh, New York, thanked her fans ‘for all the support’ ahead of her upcoming album Blue Banisters 

Details: The Manhattan native said she was creatively focused amid her decision to depart social media

Details: The Manhattan native said she was creatively focused amid her decision to depart social media

She thanked her fans ‘for all the support’ ahead of her upcoming album Blue Banisters.

‘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 has thrived creatively in recent years, with the album Chemtrails Over the Country Club and the poetry book Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass.

Del Rey’s next album Blue Banisters is set to be released October 22.

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