Ms. Del Rey, her debut album five years ago was called “Born To Die”, the new “Lust For Life”. Document the album titles where you are in your life?
Lana Del Rey: Yes. I have developed well, as far as overall happiness is concerned. I am still on the road, and growth and chaos will continue to accompany me through life. And yet I feel the change. I have more fun in life than years ago.
Is it in your new song “Change” to these changes?
Del Rey: That’s right “Change” is the last song I wrote for this album. The four words I sung in the chorus basically say everything: honest, capable, beautiful and stable. So I will be. My whole life is shaped by this search, the search to be somewhere to be part of something. In this way I have made a good progress.
What are you up to?
Del Rey: My behavior. And my dealings with people. I have become a lot more relaxed and open. Certainly more self-assured. At the beginning I was very anxious. I often did not know what people were expecting. I watched violently, lived like under a bell that everyone wanted to see.
Del Rey: People were more suspicious of me than many other artists. “Video Games”, my first single, has been totally polarized, I still do not know exactly why, so I had a long time feeling a foot in the door, but I do not have a safe stand in the music world It is no coincidence that I invited more musicians to the new record.
Like Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, who sings with “Beautiful People, Beautiful Problems.”
Del Rey: Stevie is a friend of my producer Rick Nowels, she was so great, I would call her a girlfriend, Stevie has been playing music for fifty years , Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the whole sound of that time, I love him idolatry, and since I’ve been living in LA, I’m looking for something new Always after other musicians, at all other people, to the same way.
Have you already met many fans of Sixties and Seventies Pop?
Del Rey: In the meantime, I’ve set up a fantastic group of friends in Los Angeles that shares this passion. Father John Misty and his wife Emma Tillman are among them. Or Miles Kane and Alex Turner, the two guys of The Last Shadow Puppets. We are such a small folk community. We radiate this Laurel Canyon feeling, which I like so much.
Sean Lennon is also on the record, in the song “Tomorrow Never Came.”
Del Rey: I tell the song of my ideal of a relationship, the song is one of the few on the album, not mine I do not know what to do, but I do not know what to do with it I appreciate his music very much.
When did you last dance naked on the “H” of the Hollywood sign of LA, as you describe it in “Lust for Life,” a duet with Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd?
Del Rey (laughs): Not at all, that’s full. You do not even come up with a ladder. But close by are a few cool cafes and the Beachwood Canyon, where there are wonderfully quiet, hidden corners.
Her and the voice of The Weeknds fit perfectly together.
Del Rey: Thank you. Chemistry is right between us. Abel was one of the first to post the clip to “Video Games” in 2011, I looked for him and we became friends.
They revealed in an interview a few weeks ago that Donald Trump had a witch curse. Has it shown any effect?
Del Rey (laughs): You do not know. All we now experience with him, we already know from the election campaign. He actually does as much as ever. That is why I am afraid the curse has not yet worked. I would like to have a peaceful, easy time, for example, in the song “Coachella (Woodstock On My Mind”), where it is only the golden hippie season, instead there are threatening scenarios and Trump is pouring more and more oil To the fire He said a few things about which women should really be frightened, I just hope that nothing goes wrong seriously in the next three and a half years.