Emile Haynie, who has produced some of the decade’s biggest hits, including Lana Del Rey‘s Born to Die album, has stepped into the light ready to take a leading role with his début album, “We Fall.”
This album includes the song “Wait For Life” which Lana features on and co-wrote. “We Fall” is out now and Emile was interviewed by Complex where he opened up about his close relationship with Lana.
On turning down work on Lana Del Rey’s “Ultraviolence”:
Not working on Lana’s second album, that’s like my sister, and we love each other. That was a massive move. I felt terrible. Before she got with Dan [Auerbach] and it worked itself out, there were some tense moments. She got quite upset sometimes. It was painful for me to feel like I might be leaving her hanging. The beauty of the relationship that we have is she understood, and she knew what I was dealing with, she knew I had to do what I had to do, and she was so supportive the entire time.
Lana Del Rey on Emile stepping out as a solo artist:
“The best thing in the world is to see someone who always facilitates things for other people get to create something that comes from their own heart or aesthetic.” she says. “I couldn’t believe when I heard his record—it was so good! I was really proud.”
You can see the full interview here.