Lana Del Rey is on the cover of Rolling Stone Germany’s April cover. In the interview, Lana reveals that she has written an 11 minute poem titled “My Father Told Me If I Went Slowly, I’d Be Safe – But He Was Wrong.” The magazine is available to buy here. Below is a roughly translated snippet from the interview, which is originally in German.
What is a common misconception about you? That I feel attacked for no reason.
What happens to the American Dream when it comes true? For me that means: you know who you are and move accordingly in the world. In my case, a mixture of satisfaction and activism. I fill my own cup, but I also have a lot of people who I support and whom I like to watch grow.
What are you not getting enough recognition for? In my public life, recognition is not particularly important to me. In the bedroom, on the other hand, I like to work hard to collect extra points.
What instructions did you give your producer Jack Antonoff particularly often? “Let yourself go!” “Be wilder!” “More twists at the end of the songs!” And whenever I got stuck, I asked him about chord progressions I could sing on.
What do you like best about Los Angeles? What I love about L.A., of course, is the weather – today, at the end of February, it’s 28 degrees – and the hiking. I love the surrounding area and the many animals.