Hi Lana, how are you? Hi I’m good how are you?
Very well. What have you been up to today? Today I’m in London, we had a photoshoot about an hour ago. Germany is launching their version of Interview Magazine so we had a ten page spread for that. That’s what I did today.
You’ve had a pretty crazy year – what has been the most surreal moment? I’ve been singing for a long time and working on a record that I wanted to put out for the last year and a half but I’ve never really been busy with music. My life has been about the other things I’ve been doing for the last six years outside of music. So it is surreal in a way to have things to talk about which involve music. It’s kind of been different for me.
What are those other life things? Like I moved to New York when I was 18 and I’ve been involved in the community there for a long time. I’ve lived in the Bronx, and in Brooklyn and New Jersey and I’ve just been involved in a lot of service work since I moved there.
Oh so actual life shit. OK. So you played on Jools Holland this year, were you nervous going into such an iconic music show? Well at that point I hadn’t been on the stage for two or three years and I guess live television isn’t my specialty. I’m a natural writer, I’ve really enjoyed writing since I was a kid and I also like to sing and make records in the studio but being on TV is kinda scary for me. It’s nice to be part of something iconic but I can’t say it was in my comfort zone, I’m not an exhibitionist by nature.
Lana made a collage video for Off To The Races. Check out the video below.
005x Miscellaneous > Lizzy Grant Misc
001x Candids > 2011 > At her hotel in Paris, France (Nov 24)
002x Performances > 2011 > At the HMV Institute in Birmingham (Nov 17)
001x Miscellaneous > Various Personal Photos
001x Photoshoots > 2011 > Alex Lake @ Q Awards 2011
165x Screencaptures > Performances > Live at “Inas Nacht” (Germany)
001x Performances > 2011 > At Corinthia Hotel London’s Bassoon Bar (Nov 23)
001x Photoshoots > 2011 > Jean-Baptiste Mondino for Libe Next Magazine