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VEVO has revealed a brand new video for Lana Del Rey‘s cover song Once Upon A Dream from the famous Disney movie starring Angelina Jolie, Maleficent. This remix was made by Young Ruffian and it premiered this week.
Lana Del Rey is reportedly in the frame to sing the theme tune for the next – as yet unnamed – James Bond movie.
Young British star Sam Smith had previously been reported to be the favourite for the job, and to have been in talks with producer Barbara Broccoli but now several sources are reporting that Lana is also under consideration.
A source told The Sun: “Producers know it has to be a great song with a killer vocal to rival the phenomenal success of Adele’s Skyfall.
Lana Del Rey talked to MTV Germany about each track featured on her latest album, “Ultraviolence”. Take a listen below:
‘Lana Del Rey’s latest incarnation is a triumph’ – The Times
‘She’s amongst the best the 21st century has to call its own’ – Clash Music
7 million albums sold to date. 12 million singles sold to date. 1 billion video views on YouTube globally.
Monday 18th August sees the release of ‘Ultraviolence’ the second single and title track from Lana Del Rey’s most successful and critically acclaimed album to date. The album debuted at #1 in 18 countries, including the U.K and the U.S, and in the Top 5 of 10 other countries, selling over 1million copies worldwide so far. ‘ULTRAVIOLENCE’ is her second U.K #1 following ‘BORN TO DIE’ in 2012.
Written by Lana and long-time collaborator Dan Heath ‘Ultraviolence’ was produced by Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) and recorded in Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville.
‘Ultraviolence’ is being released on Polydor Records and will be available on digital download on Monday 18th August.
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Keira Knightley, who is currently showing off her vocal talents in ‘Begin Again’, where she plays struggling singer/songwriter Greta, recently confessed that she would be happy never to sing on film again but she wouldn’t turn down duets with Lana Del Rey or One Direction.
This Tuesday, July 8, Lana Del Rey gave an interview to BBC Radio 1 with Zane Lowe and was asked about her confidence during the writing process of ‘Ultraviolence’ and the success, production of it.
Lana Del Rey sat down with Scott Simon from NPR today to talk about her new album, her influences much more. You can listen and read to it below:
Lana Del Rey is one of the biggest names in music right now. She packs venues around the world, sings in the new Disney movie Maleficent — all of this from a woman who used to be known as Lizzy Grant, and remade herself in part with a viral video sensation called “Video Games.”
Del Rey is about to embark on a European tour, but first, she spoke with NPR’s Scott Simon.
SCOTT SIMON: Allen Ginsberg was an early influence?
LANA DEL REY: Yes, he was an early influence — the whole beat poetry movement, and Vladimir Nabokov, and Walt Whitman.
Do we hear this in your music, do you think?
I think the thing I really got from Ginsberg was that you can tell a story through kind of painting pictures with words. And when I found out that you could have a profession doing that, it was thrilling to me. It just became my passion immediately, playing with words and poetry.
Not everybody has thought it’s a good idea to have lines like “He hit me and it felt a kiss.”
Definitely. But that’s been the theme of my career. The thing about me is, coming from an alternative music background and singing for nine years, being basically invisible, I’m so used to writing for myself — and at the end of the day, I do it because I feel like I have to. So when I’m recording or writing, I don’t have other people in mind. It’s not always comfortable for me, but I don’t not say what I want to.
You’re perfectly entitled to say, “Listen to the song” by way of answering this, but since this is an interview, what are you trying to say in a song like “Ultraviolence”?
There are so many things, really. I guess one of them is a personal experience I had with a person who believed in breaking you down to build you back up again. And although that mindset didn’t really agree with me, there was something freeing in letting go, for me, [with] this particular sort of guru-esque character. It’s a little bit about being in love with the act of surrendering, about being confused whether that’s a good idea.
There are some people who are very uncomfortable with the idea of women surrendering.
I know. It’s just that I don’t feel uncomfortable with it. The act of surrendering sort of puts me in a different mindset that allows me to be more of a channel — because I’m not holding on so tightly to things, I’m letting go, and I find that in letting go I become more of a channel for life to really happen on life’s terms. I mean, maybe that sounds sort of metaphysical, but that’s honestly how I feel.
I want to ask about another song: “Pretty When You Cry.”
The way you heard it recorded is the way I freestyled it. I made it up on the spot with my guitar player and left it as it was with that session drummer, and just called it a day on that song. Like the vocal inflection has its own narrative, it’s not all lyric drive, it’s just kind of moments in time that are meaningful to me left as they were, kind of untouched. The fact that I didn’t go back and try to sing it better is really the story of that song, because that’s sort of me revealing to you a facet of myself: I don’t care that it’s not perfect. That’s why that song is more important in that way than what I’m actually saying.
Is Lana Del Rey a character played by Elizabeth Grant?
No. Lana Del Rey is exactly who she’s supposed to be: Free enough to be her own person, and that’s exactly who I am. I’m not like a persona. I’m not a caricature of myself.
When you have a gift — and even people who can be a little exacting with what they think of as your lyric content, part of it is they believe you have a great gift. Do you feel it’s something you owe to yourself, you owe to the world, to keep in good repair and to give people something?
Not really. I feel a strong relationship with God and I feel my ties are with him. That’s how I honestly feel. Everything I do, I do it for somebody I’ve never met before, something in the great beyond. That’s my primary relationship, really, is with something divine. I feel a connection as real with that as I’ve ever had with anybody on this earth.
Lana Del Rey’s‘s brand new album ‘Ultraviolence’ is out in Europe on June 16 and in US on June 17!
Buy ‘Ultraviolence’ here:
Deluxe Box Set (includes LP Picture disc, delude CD digipack and four 12×12 art prints)