This Saturday, May 20, Lana Del Rey will be performing at KROQ Weenie Roast at the StubHub Center in California, USA.
On Instagram today, Lana shared a video of her teasing a new song whilst rehearsing. She added “See u Saturday” which means this could be preparation for KROQ Weenie Roast. Maybe she’ll sing some new songs.
Lana also commented on the video saying “Cherry” along with the cherry emoji. Could Cherry be the title of the song?
The song in the video goes like this:
And then it burned off from the rush
Darlin’, darlin’, darlin’
I fall to pieces when I’m with you
I fall to pieces
My cherries and wine
Lana Del Rey appears in French magazine Paris Match, which will be out on newsstands on May 18. She talks about her music and her writing! Lana was even spotted shooting for this magazine on March 28 with photographer Sébastien Micke.
The magazine tells us that Lana’s upcoming album – “Lust for Life” – will be released on July 21 which is just two months away! Lana also talks about a song called “13 Beaches” which is about how she tried to find a beach with no paparazzi, 13 times, just so she could be alone and read in peace.
If you’d like to see a preview of the interview, head over to Paris Match. Be sure to purchase the magazine once it’s released for more!
After surprising fans with a new unplanned single this morning, Lana Del Rey hits us with another! She is on the latest cover of Flaunt Magazine, featuring a gorgeous old 70s styled photo shoot photographed by David LaChapelle and styled by Brett Alan Nelson.
LaChapelle commented on his experience photographing Lana:
“Lana’s a down-to-earth person. I like her writing. I saw her show at the Hollywood Bowl, and really liked the music, and that inspired the concept and ideas for the photos. Lana was interested in the artistic angle, not a promotional angle, which I really liked. Much more interested in creating art than promoting something.”
Here is a snippet from the interview with Matthew Bedard for Flaunt.
“The record has fewer dimensions,” she remarks. “But they’re more beautiful than in the past. I had no idea that would make it easier to talk about.” Has this ease with discussing the content perhaps coincided with a sort of softening, or openness toward her in the arenas of public or journalistic reception? “I feel that,” she says thoughtfully. “And it’s helped me be more open as well. Because it’s hard to talk about your innermost feelings if you feel the reception will be cold. And I hung back for a while. I did a handful of interviews, but not many in the last few years. But also I was writing and writing, and digging through stuff, and not writing things as easy to digest or discuss. It still comes from me, but as I’ve evened out as a person, I don’t have as much I don’t want to say. I feel comfortable.”
Click here to read the interview in full.
“I’d give it all away if you give me just one day to ask him one question”
Last month, Lana Del Rey attended the Coachella music festival. A few days afterwards, she shared with us part of a song she had recently written. Today, June 15, Lana surprised us with a release of the full song, which she has titled “Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind.” You can read the lyrics here.
Lana also wrote us a note, explaining how thankful she is to be able to release a song in real time. Here is what the note says if you find it difficult to read:
What a blessing it is to make music in general. And to have the freedom to put songs out about things that move me in real time. I wrote this one last month on my way back from Coachella. Thank you to my producer and engineers for turning it around so quickly. Hope you like it – the video with Starboy is out soon. x Lana
‘Happiness is the ultimate life goal. I think it’s the only thing that’s important.’
Lana Del Rey is on the cover of Elle UK‘s June issue, which will be on newsstands from May 16. She talks about her persona, happiness, love and her music. See a preview of the interview below.
On Who Lana Really Is
She tells us her famed chanteuse persona has become less of a prop for her now. ‘I know that if I had more of a persona [before], I have less of one now. And I think it comes down to getting a little older. Maybe I needed a stronger look or something to lean on then. But I feel like it wouldn’t be hard for me today to play a mega show in jeans without rehearsing and still feel like I was coming from the right place.’
Talking about feeling more positive at this time in her life, she tells us, ‘All the tough things that I have been through – that I’ve drawn upon [in my work] – don’t exist for me anymore. Not all my romantic relationships were bad, but some of them challenged me in a way that I didn’t want to be challenged and I am happy I don’t have to do that now.’
One of the lessons she has learnt is avoiding the types of men she’s been drawn to in the past.
‘For me, the dream is to have a little bit of edge, the sexiness, the magnetism, the camaraderie, be on the same page and all that stuff, but without the fallout that comes from a person who is really selfish and puts only their needs first, which is like a lot of frontmen if we’re talking about musicians!’
‘I’m going to write a book one day called, “The curse of the frontman and why you should always date a bassist.”‘
On Her Music
Lana also talks about the influences on her new album, including American politics, ‘I think it would be weird to be making a record during the past 18 months and not comment on how [the political landscape] was making me or the people I know feel, which is not good. It would be really difficult if my views didn’t line up with what a lot of what people are saying.’
She also stresses the importance of being happy and why society needs to change. “I think happiness is the ultimate life goal. I think it’s the only thing that’s important. There are no mechanisms in place for routes to happiness, that’s the whole f**king problem.
‘I think people are unhappy in school – the education structure has been the same for a long time and kids are still not satisfied with their educational experience. And you don’t have enough conversations when you’re young about what makes for a satisfying, mutual relationship. Those collective life experiences – your youth, your academic education and your education about business, marriage or relationship goals – they all lead up to your collective happiness. I think the emphasis is on the wrong things and it has been for a long time.”