Lana Del Rey was recently interviewed by British newspaper The Sun, which was on newsstands on July 28. In the interview with Jacqui Swift, she talks about Donald Trump, feminism and her new record “Lust For Life” which The Sun gave five stars to.
Here is a snippet from the interview. Click here to read the entire interview online.
Her track God Bless America was influenced by Republicans’ attacks on women’s rights.
Lana says: “That is a great symbol of a song that is just about what the title says.
“At the time, I was thinking about the US where women were so vocal online and my friends in person.
“This was before the Women’s Marches and when there was some rhetoric being thrown around that everyone was uncomfortable with.
“What if they took away Planned Parenthood and birth control and shut down clinics?
“What are women supposed to do? So before the women’s marches started, I wrote that song very quickly and Rick loved it. It has really cool earth-tone keyboards on there. It feels like a good grounded song.”
Lana Del Rey has graced us with yet another magazine cover. She is on the cover of the France edition of Grazia magazine, which features a stunning photoshoot by photographer Hilary Walsh. The issue is out on newsstands from July 28 so be sure to pick up your copy.
On July 26 Lana Del Rey performed a small selection of songs, including some new ones, at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles, California to promote her latest album “Lust For Life.”
At the event, a fan asked Lana if she would ever consider releasing any of the singles that are “leaked or released” in a future album. She replied with “I feel like ‘Yosemite’ and the ‘Next Best American Record’, I don’t think they would start the new record but maybe would just release them as little folk singles or something. I was thinking about releasing a record of 25 of my favourite… leaked songs. But I don’t know if it’s a good idea.”
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1. White Mustang
2. Heroin (acapella)
5. Video Games
6. Born To Die
— Amoeba Music (@amoebamusic) July 26, 2017
Whilst in London, Lana Del Rey stopped by the BBC Radio 1 studios to record an interview with Nick Grimshaw which premiered this morning at 7:50am BST on R1’s Breakfast Show.
You can read the first portion of the interview below, but be sure to head over to the BBC Radio 1 website to listen to Lana’s full interview. She appears around the 1h16m mark.
How was it returning to do a show here in London in the UK?
It was good. It was a lot for me. I made Born to Die in London, I spent years here. I did Glastonbury, I did my little set un Hull, but haven’t played in the middle of London for so long. I was kinda nervous but I love that venue. It was really fun and I saw so many faces I knew, kids I’ve seen over the last 5 years. I know them all, at least a good 25 of them.
You see them in the crowd whilst singing?
Yeah, we took the Eurostar from Paris to here and they were at the train station too. I knew who was coming.
Your fans are next level, really really dedicated. How is your interaction with your fans when you get off the train, off Eurostar. What is the one thing they always say to you?
They usually ask me about my hair. If I’ve changed the colour of it and they’ve got a lot of opinions about the height of it. So that’s usually the first thing.
What’s their preferred Lana Del Rey haircut?
High. Just really big.
It’s an iconic look. What do they want from you? Do they want a selfie, a video, an autograph? All of the above?
Do you have a go-to selfie face?
Does the UK feel different to anywhere else because you are huge all over the world? Whats different about the UK?
Yeah, it’s so different. It’s definitely probably my number 2 place that feels like home. That’s why I don’t always like to play, because it’s so weird. It’s like playing in New York. It’s too real. That being said I do think I’m going to do a couple of UK shows coming up. Hopefully in Liverpool and Glasgow in the next month.
People went crazy when you announced the (London) show and didn’t tickets go in 12 seconds?
Yeah that’s what they said.
So I imagine everyone in Liverpool and Glasgow right now are sat by a computer really nervously. You’ve got 23 second to do this guys, so good luck everybody.
Do you ever check Twitter after a show?
Yes. I couldn’t really do it the other night ’cause I just needed a minute, but yes sometimes I just wanna see pictures from it.
What is on your rider? I imagine now you can have whatever you want, you can push it.
yeah I do. I ask for a kettle and water and ginger.
Is that all you want?
Yeah… do we have anything else? Pizza. 6 kittens. 1 white horse.
So just the normal stuff. I heard one rumour that you like you own toilet which is an amazing rumour.
Yeah, well usually the bathrooms have full mirrors in them so I like to dance.
Public Appearances > 2017 > BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw in London, England (July 25)
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— BBC Radio1 Breakfast (@R1Breakfast) July 26, 2017
Whilst at Lollapalooza in Paris, Lana Del Rey was photographed and interviewed backstage for Le Parisien magazine. Le Parisien is out today in France so be sure to pick up your copy!
Below are some quotes from the interview. Thank you to EIenore for sharing!
“There has been terrible words pronounced in the White House lately about women’s rights.”
“I receive many gifts from my fans – I don’t keep everything but I keep all of the letters. I could make an album out of them”
“I remember all the bad critics in 2011, and I also remember all my fans, all those faces who have been supporting me.”
“I have always been understood by France, since the beginning, with the journalists. I have wonderful memories at Olympia”
Photoshoots > 2017 > For Le Parisien Magazine at Lollapalooza Paris by Philippe Lavieille
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