For many artists who release independently, whether they’re rappers dropping mixtapes or punks with tape labels, quick-and-furious releases are nothing new. But even main-label pop stars are at it. Ariana Grande launched her album Thank U, Next just six months after her previous LP, Sweetener; inside two months, she had moved on again, releasing the non-album single Monopoly, later adopted by Boyfriend, and is now at No 1 with Don’t Call Me Angel, a collaboration with Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey. This month, before listeners had barely had a chance to listen to all of Del Rey’s new album, Norman Fucking Rockwell!
A double album was out of the question. “A lot of the songs would get misplaced,” Krivchenia says. The band decided to record the albums in two “distinct, however related processes”, making UFOF near Seattle, then heading into the desert a few days later for Two Hands, … Read More