Lana Del Rey recently spoke to LA Times about how she reinvented herself and modern day rock stardom. Below is a snippet from the interview:
It feels like you’re being a lot more public during the release of “Norman F— Rockwell” than you were for your previous albums. Was that always your plan for this one?
No. It’s just that people like it. I’m like, “Alright! Let me tell you about the album!” I remember when I made [the 2014 album] “Ultraviolence,” I put so much work into it. I mixed on my own console for months. And then I did extensive interviews and no one cared that I mixed anything. So I stopped promoting after that. I was like, “Honeymoon,” “Lust for Life” … just take them.
You’re renowned for your lyrics, but you probably had your biggest radio hit since “Summertime Sadness” with your cover of Sublime’s “Doin’ Time,” and you also covered Donovan’s “Season of the Witch” for the recent horror film “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.” Would you like to record more covers?
Somewhere in the back of my mind, I’ve been coordinating this concept covers album called “Pacific Blue.” It would be a very low-key thing, like acoustic Beach Boys stuff, Elvis, Chris Isaak. People usually think your career is over when you record a covers album or a Christmas album. But my musician friends and I are always playing covers. We could probably do that album in a week.
Like Linda Ronstadt when the Eagles backed her, before they became the Eagles.
I wanted Don Henley to be a guest at the Bowl show, but I think he’s in Texas. Also, it’s Don Henley.
Lana Del Rey stopped by 94.7 Alternative and 101.9 KINK FM radion stations in Portland, Oregon on October 3. Later she performed at the Moda Center. Click here to listen to KINK FM’s ‘Coffee Date with Lana’.
Candids > 2019 > At 94.7 Alternative and 101.9 KINK Radio in Portland, Oregon, USA (October 3)
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Before performing at WaMu Theater in Seattle on October 2, Lana Del Rey stopped at 107.7 The End radio to give an interview. She also posed for some portraits! Click here to listen to the 16 min interview.
Candids > 2019 > At 107.7 The End radio station in Seattle, Washington, USA (October 2)
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The official video music for ‘Don’t Call Me Angel’ by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey is here. The song is part of the official soundtrack for the upcoming reboot of ‘Charlie’s Angels’ which will be released in cinemas in November 2019.
Lana Del Rey was recently interviewed by NME, where she talked about her latest album, America’s failings, forest fires, Donald Trump and being happy. The photoshoot was photographed by Chuck Grant.
Being labelled a ‘sad girl’ isn’t something that really bothers Lana though. “Honestly, now I think it’s funny,” she says, gazing out of the French doors. “I’m not just one thing. I’m not cheerful all the time. But being able to express my sadness sometimes makes me actually more cheerful than some people I know, because I gave myself permission to have a lot of colours.”