Lana Del Rey is on the cover of V MAGAZINE, which will be out from July 6. The featured interview is in conversation with Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac), who also features on one of Lana’s songs from her upcoming album!
The photoshoot was shot by Steven Klein, who also did Lana’s last V cover, and the styling by Robbie Spencer. Lana spent a sunny afternoon on horseback for this absolutely stunning shoot! You can see the photos in the gallery below or Lana in action during this behind the scenes video that features a preview of the song “Cherry.”
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In the interview, Lana reveals her favourite song from Lust For Life is “Yosemite” and shares some of the lyrics! She also confirms some more song titles that will be on the album.
A preview of the interview is below, but you can click here to read the full interview on V Mag’s website.
SN So, let us start here on your new record. But let us first touch on the fact that your first record was called Born to Die. Now this [record] is Lust for Life. In between that, what is it that affected you enough to go from Born to Die to Lust for Life? Because Born to Die is pretty dark and Lust for Life is pretty light. If you have a lust for life, that’s a pretty strong statement.
LDR Yeah, they’re complete opposites, and it’s funny because when I chose the title, I didn’t think about it right away. It was the title of the first song I wrote for this record. But there are so many things that have gotten me to the point that I’m at now. One of them is just time. And because I do write everything myself, I just wanted to chronicle how I was feeling honestly, in the moment, for each record. So, I had a lot of stories that I wanted to tell that I hadn’t told yet up until this point. And now, through the last four records, I got out a lot of those stories and a lot of those feelings, and for the first time, I’ve caught myself up to real time. And now, I’m at this place where I feel like I’m really present, and when I’m reading the news, I’m really reading it, whereas before I was a little bit in my own head. So, there’s definitely been a feeling of freedom and lightness being in the present moment. That brings on that lust for life feeling, when you don’t have all of those feelings about the past weighing you down. I remember an interview that you did once where you said, “Around every corner there’s an adventure waiting to happen,” and I’m kind of in that zone right now. I just feel like whatever each day brings me is something that I need and I want. It’s just time. Time has brought me here.
Note that the interview on their website is shortened for such, and you can read the full uncut interview in the magazine on newsstands from July 6. Better yet, pre-order your copy online here.
Stephen Gan, editor of V Magazine, says “they both have this romantic quality, and they are both ethereal and fairy-like” of Lana Del Rey and Stevie Nicks.
He adds “their music is similar in the way that it is sort of a slow burn.”
Lana is on top of Steven Klein’s own horse in the photos and, according to Gan, the idea behind the shoot was to capture the “nostalgic quality” of Lana, but in a “non-cheesy way.”