LA Times recently interviewed Lana Del Rey about her Globe-nominated ‘Big Eyes’ title track. In the interview, Lana reveals a title for one of her new songs, ‘Music to Watch Boys To’, which will be featured on her new record. She is currently working on the highly anticipated upcoming album.
Here is a snippet from the interview:
In film as with your own records, your aesthetic is so beautifully melancholy. Is making music a sad endeavor for you?
[Laughs.] No, I really enjoy it. Making a record — it’s where all the fun is. When I’m done, it’s like, oh, God. I kind of go into mourning.
Wow. I would have never expected you to use the adjective “fun” when describing the process.
Sad is happy to me. I love it. When I write something bittersweet, I smile. That’s why I like Tim Burton. His world has that kind of foundation too.
So you’re a Burton fan?
I am a huge fan. I love “Edward Scissorhands.” But it was Harvey Weinstein who wanted me to work on this. He asked six month ago if I would do a title track, then during editing he wanted one more song for the end. That ended up being “I Can Fly.”
Your sound is so noirish and visual. Is the process similar when making your own music as opposed to a film track?
Definitely. I can see it and I can hear it. I’m working on a new record now, and I have this one song, “Music to Watch Boys To.” The title lends itself to a visual of shadows of men passing by, this girl’s eyes, her face. I can definitely see things.
Read the full interview here.