Climb up the H
Of the Hollywood sign, yeah
The title track from Lana Del Rey‘s upcoming album ‘Lust For Life’ premiered at 7:30pm on Radio 1 this evening, along with a brief interview with Lana herself. The beautiful song features The Weeknd and Lana describes it as the “perfect track” for him to appear in.
Radio 1’s MistaJam comments on how the two currently released tracks ‘Love’ and ‘Lust for Life’ sound very different to each other. Lana responded by saying the first few tracks are gonna have a “bigger, richer sound,” adding she wants to dig into the acoustic sound of the record later.
Lana revealed that she has an acoustic track titled ‘Yosemite’, a love song, which did all in one take. She wants to put out songs that have a “similar production” to ‘Lust For Life’ first, before continuing into the more intimate tracks.
Also, Lana has another feature on the album with a song titled “Tomorrow Never Came” with Sean Ono Lennon.
You can listen to the new track here or below.
On February 24, Lana Del Rey spoke to Jo Whiley from BBC Radio 1 to promote her new single LOVE.
Lana revealed that she is in a rehearsal space in Los Angeles working on something with Miles Kane of The Last Shadow Puppets. She said it’s for a surprise, adding it’s “so funny.”
Jo also spoke to Lana about preparation for the Brit Awards – the dress, what’s in her handbag and what goes through her head whilst she’s in front of the camera flashes.
You can listen to the full interview below or on the BBC website by clicking here.
You may recall just a few weeks ago, Lana was spotted singing karaoke at a bar with Miles, and also Alex Turner of The Last Shadow Puppets.
Just a few hours after the release of “LOVE”, on February 20, 2017 Lana Del Rey was on the phone to MistaJam from BBC One for her very first interview.
She revealed that “I am just so happy that this is the first single because I really love the message and the sound of the record has like a mix of everything that I really love sonically” and about her debut single is a “good representation where the sound is headed“.
22 years old Albanian singer-songwriter Era Istrefi, talked about Lana Del Rey in a recent interview to Noisey.
Noisey: A lot of people have pointed out the Rihanna vibe on “BonBon,” but who are your main musical influences?
EI: My musical influences are kinda everywhere. It’s so hard to choose between them, but if you want, I can mention some? Well, Rihanna is obviously one—I can simply say that I grew up in the Rihanna generation. And when I was 16 I discovered Jamaican music, so dancehall and reggae really, really inspire my music. And Lana Del Rey is one of my faves too.
Noisey: Lana Del Rey actually surprises me. What is it you like about her?
EI: When I’m love with someone, I see no flaws in them—and that goes for Lana Del Rey as well. Another thing I would like to mention about Lana Del Rey is that I used to underestimate the emotion of sadness, but Lana Del Rey and her music taught me that sadness should be appreciated and should be used for art too because it’s truly a beautiful emotion.
Whilst Lana Del Rey was in Switerzland for her performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Moon and Stars Festival, she was kind enough to give a short interview with Dominik Hug from news and entertainment website Blick.
The interview, which can be read below, is Lana’s first interview in 5 months. It is very roughly translated into English from German.
BLICK: You rarely give interviews. Why?
LANA: Because I have been misunderstood in the past too often. I prefer to let the music speak for me and I hope it will tell you more than I could with my personal opinions.
You used to be be really nervous during performances? Is that still true today?
Not anymore. My life revolves around music so concerts feel very natural now.
You have given concerts all over the world. Where is the most beautiful?
I love coastal cities, either Monaco or Portofino in Italy. I also really like Montreux where I performed on Thursday. Lake Geneva is gorgeous. I am happy that I can visit some of the most beautiful places on earth during this tour: Athens, St-tropez and now, of course, Locarno.
How do you spend your time when you’re not on tour?
I write songs. I work at home usually with one producer, Rick Nowels. He lives near the beach. During the breaks, I go swimming. Or I visit the different towns on the southern coast of California. I also really like to go to concerts. At least once a week I’m in Los Angeles choosing a group I want to hear and going to their concert.
What inspires you?
Happiness in any form. But the most inspiring is complete freedom and the opportunity to live the way I want. I spend a lot of time in nature, such as mountain hiking, going to the theatre or poetry readings. I love creative people. As soon as I have an idea for a song, I almost immediately write it down in my phone. Then I take it to the producer and sing it to him acapella.
What would your life be like today, if you didn’t have a breakthrough with “Video Games»” in 2012?
I remember exactly when I decided that I wanted to be a singer. I was in college, we went to the Indian reservation. That day I realized that I had only two options: either making music or volunteering for a good cause. I chose the first option. If it did not work, I would probably do social work in any small town.
What has changed since you became famous?
I can not go out alone as often. This is sometimes annoying. But I can do what I love: singing and earning a living at it.
When are you happiest?
When I’ve just finished a great tour and can work on a new album again. I love to turn ideas into reality, to transform words into the composition. But I also have a life outsides of music that fulfills me: I see friends, enjoy a late summer evening going out for dinner with them.
Where do you see yourself in 30 years?
If only I knew! But I’ll definitely someday return to Switzerland to visit Montreux and Locarno again. These places are wonderful.