Lana Del Rey has announced a concert in London on July 24. It will take place at the Brixton O2 Academy.
The pre-sale registration begins now. You can do this by pre-ordering Lana’s new album “Lust For Life” from her website here if you haven’t done so already.
Ms. Del Rey, her debut album five years ago was called “Born To Die”, the new “Lust For Life”. Document the album titles where you are in your life?
Lana Del Rey: Yes. I have developed well, as far as overall happiness is concerned. I am still on the road, and growth and chaos will continue to accompany me through life. And yet I feel the change. I have more fun in life than years ago.
Is it in your new song “Change” to these changes?
Del Rey: That’s right “Change” is the last song I wrote for this album. The four words I sung in the chorus basically say everything: honest, capable, beautiful and stable. So I will be. My whole life is shaped by this search, the search to be somewhere to be part of something. In this way I have made a good progress.
What are you up to?
Del Rey: My behavior. And my dealings with people. I have become a lot more relaxed and open. Certainly more self-assured. At the beginning I was very anxious. I often did not know what people were expecting. I watched violently, lived like under a bell that everyone wanted to see.
Del Rey: People were more suspicious of me than many other artists. “Video Games”, my first single, has been totally polarized, I still do not know exactly why, so I had a long time feeling a foot in the door, but I do not have a safe stand in the music world It is no coincidence that I invited more musicians to the new record.
Like Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, who sings with “Beautiful People, Beautiful Problems.”
Del Rey: Stevie is a friend of my producer Rick Nowels, she was so great, I would call her a girlfriend, Stevie has been playing music for fifty years , Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the whole sound of that time, I love him idolatry, and since I’ve been living in LA, I’m looking for something new Always after other musicians, at all other people, to the same way.
Have you already met many fans of Sixties and Seventies Pop?
Del Rey: In the meantime, I’ve set up a fantastic group of friends in Los Angeles that shares this passion. Father John Misty and his wife Emma Tillman are among them. Or Miles Kane and Alex Turner, the two guys of The Last Shadow Puppets. We are such a small folk community. We radiate this Laurel Canyon feeling, which I like so much.
Sean Lennon is also on the record, in the song “Tomorrow Never Came.”
Del Rey: I tell the song of my ideal of a relationship, the song is one of the few on the album, not mine I do not know what to do, but I do not know what to do with it I appreciate his music very much.
When did you last dance naked on the “H” of the Hollywood sign of LA, as you describe it in “Lust for Life,” a duet with Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd?
Del Rey (laughs): Not at all, that’s full. You do not even come up with a ladder. But close by are a few cool cafes and the Beachwood Canyon, where there are wonderfully quiet, hidden corners.
Her and the voice of The Weeknds fit perfectly together.
Del Rey: Thank you. Chemistry is right between us. Abel was one of the first to post the clip to “Video Games” in 2011, I looked for him and we became friends.
They revealed in an interview a few weeks ago that Donald Trump had a witch curse. Has it shown any effect?
Del Rey (laughs): You do not know. All we now experience with him, we already know from the election campaign. He actually does as much as ever. That is why I am afraid the curse has not yet worked. I would like to have a peaceful, easy time, for example, in the song “Coachella (Woodstock On My Mind”), where it is only the golden hippie season, instead there are threatening scenarios and Trump is pouring more and more oil To the fire He said a few things about which women should really be frightened, I just hope that nothing goes wrong seriously in the next three and a half years.
White lights and black beaches
And blood red sangrias
We traveled for weeks
Just to escape your demons
But you’ve got your reasons
In making me crazy
~read the full lyrics here~
The upcoming album by Lana Del Rey – “Lust For Life” – is finally available for pre-order. Two new songs are also available for immediate download when you pre-order the album.
The two songs had their worldwide premiere on Beats 1 Radio. The first song is titled “Summer Bummer” and features American rappers A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti. The second is “Groupie Love” which also features A$AP Rocky.
“Summer Bummer” was produced by Boi-1da, who has also produced work from artists such as Drake, Eminem, Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar.
The entire “Lust For Life” album will be released on July 21, with the vinyl, cassette and boxset versions to be released on September 28.
Pre-order “Lust For Life”:
Lana spoke to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio. You can listen to the full interview here on Apple Music, however here are some highlights:
On Relationship with Rocky
“He was in my video for National Anhtem and I’ve been in touch with him since then. He travels a lot but whenver he’s in town.. I’ll come down to the studio and see what he’s working on, do background vocals on his tracks. There probably are lots of tracks sometimes that we’ve both worked on. We do them and forget them.”
On Groupie Love
“I think I had four tracks I wanted to play for Rocky. I played them for Hector first (one of ASAP’s producers). He thought out of all of them, Rocky would like Groupie Love. I played it for Rocky and Rocky loved it. He came down and he did a verse. A couple months later he decided he wanted to do it different so he did a different verse, then we changed up the production a bit.”
On Her Tracklisting
“My tracklisting changed a lot in the past few months. The middle section has a lot of fire in it, even though it’s not that fast; the beats are hard.”
On If She’s Awkward
“Yeah, I can be so awkward. Depending. I mean I don’t really care that I’m awkward.”
On A World Tour
“I have five one off shows that people probably wouldn’t know about. It’s weird with the festivals because it almost feels like a tour, but it’s not. I really want to go out with somebody that I love. I want to go out on the road. Like I did with Courtney Love. 2 Years ago.”
“I’ve done so much with Miles Kane. The guys from TLSP were Working on a side project. It was like December through March. It seemed like a good idea, but after listening to all the songs I felt like they were really for Miles. For his solo stuff. I hope they keep the tracks that we did. We did so many of them. I was doing some stuff with a couple of people but I don’t really want them to come out. [..] We were talking about Marina before, we always say we’ll do something but I don’t know what she’s gonna do with her music.”
“It’s a track I spoke about online and in interviews and it’s just not on the record. It’s too happy. We’re just not there yet. JK. That was a weird thing to say. I’m getting to the place I was singing about in Yosemite, and I’m just not there yet.”
Here is the complete tracklist:
2. Lust For Life (feat. The Weeknd)
3. 13 Beaches
5. white Mustang
6. Summer Bummer (feat. A$AP Rocky & Playboi Carti)
7. Groupie Love (feat. A$AP Rocky)
8. In My Feelings
9. Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind
10. God Bless America – And All the Beaches
11. When the World Was At War We Kept Dancing
12. Beautiful People Beautiful Problems (feat. Stevie Nicks)
13. Tomorrow Never Came (feat. Sean Lennon)
16. Get Free
Candids > 2017 > At Beats 1 Radio Studio in Los Angeles, California, USA (July 12)
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On July 11, Lana Del Rey made a visit to the Interscope Records office where she met with Rick Ross and CEO Steve Berman.
Lana has been with Interscope Records since October 2011, and will be releasing her next album “Lust For Life” with them.
The link for pre-order will be up later tonight after two new songs have premiered on the radio. Catch “Summer Bummer” and “Groupie Love” (both featuring A$AP Rocky) on Beats 1 at 9AM LA, 12PM NY, 5PM UK.
The songs will also premiere on BBC Radio 1 at 11AM LA, 2PM NY, 7PM UK (2 hours after Beats). Lana will be giving both stations a brief interview along with the premiere of her newest songs.
Lana also revealed in a video (below) that she is excited about something coming out later this month with Complex.
Candids > 2017 > At the Interscope Records office with Steve Berman and Rick Ross in Santa Monica, California, USA (July 11)
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Back in March 2017, Lana Del Rey was photographed by Molly Matalon for the cover of French magazine Les Inrockuptibles. The issue will finally be out from July 5 to 11.
You can read the interview on their website here. However, it is in French and so we have created a rough English translation below.
Candids > 2017 > Shooting for Les Inrocks with Molly Matalon and Eleanor Bleier in Los Angeles, California, USA (March 28)
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You have not released anything since Honeymoon in 2015? How do you know or or do you feel you’re ready for a new album?
My problem isn’t starting, it’s stopping. Even when you’re supposed to have finished the album, I keep on going, I always want to add a song, then another. If there was no mixing to grab me at the end of the album, I would continue to write. For example, two songs from the new album were composed while we were finalising the previous one.
I can’t help but work. I love being in the studio. I feel at home. I’ve been using the same location in Los Angeles for five years, working with the same small team, including producer Rick Nowels. We spend our lives here.
Do you ever feel stressed about starting blank?
It was a fear that overwhelmed me before I started recording real records. It was very present at that time before I was successful, when I recorded for simple pleasure, when I wrote alone in my house. I was convinced that the inspiration was going to let go and it happened regularly. I was unable to compose for six months sometimes.
But for ten years, I find inspiration easily – or it finds it. I learned to stimulate it. Notably by refusing loneliness, going out with friends, observing what happens, without stress. I use my phone without stopping in dictaphone mode, and I record notes of melodies, phrases… it’s a little scary, I must have seven hundred drafts of songs on my phone.
I know from experience that if I hear a melody in my head, I have to run to my phone to record it, even in the middle of the night. A good melody never knocks twice at your door. If you don’t welcome it, it will go and ring at another door. For example, during Honeymoon, I reguarly heard a melody in my head, which tortured me and I couldn’t catch it. It sounded like Resnaissance music… I had to hum this melody for months to tame it. It become Terrance Loves You. [She sings along]
As a teenager, you had a reputation of a daredevil? How is it expressed today?
My challenges are no longer physical, I take risks elsewhere. At the age of 18, I drove like a crazy person, I went for days and nights without sleeping. I was more free, more spontaneous and I cared little about the consequences. I have more responsibilities today, towards my relatives, my partners… I am obliged to set an example, to arrive on time, on the right day. In the past, I had enough work with myself, just to keep me alive, before I could find the time to take care of others. Where I take risks in 2017, it is at the level of melodies, of my musical choices. But I’m a bit of a daredevil to nerd [laughs]…