On July 31, Lana Del Rey performed at House of Blues in San Diego, California. This is the first show in a while where the setlist has changed. Also, for the first time, Lana performed “Music to Watch Boys To” and “Change”. After the show she stepped outside to speak with fans and take photos with them.
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– Body Electric
– Shades of Cool
– Blue Jeans
– Born to Die
– White Mustang
– Cruel World
– Music to Watch Boys To (live debut)
– Change (live debut)
– Video Games
– Summertime Sadness
– Get Free (a capella)
– Off to the Races
Candids > 2017 > Meeting fans after her concert at House of Blues in San Diego, California, USA (July 31)
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Today Lana Del Rey stopped by KROQ, an alternative rock radio station, to give an interview on The Kevin and Bean Show. In the interview, she spoke about her amazing fans, the new record, working with Stevie Nicks
Check out the highlights below, but be sure to check out the full interview here.
On handling fans saying her music saved her life
“It’s a big thing. I absorb it and I keep it. I take it in but I keep it light. I try and take the lightness from it. Music was a big part of my life when I was a teenager too, not that they’re all teenagers.”
On working with Stevie Nicks and if she was nervous
“Not at the time. Not when she came into the studio. I was more nervous than I thought I would be when she came in. I could totally call her. I have to say it’s one of these amazing career and life things where I do consider her a friend and I love her. You never really know with women how it’s going to go, but she just wanted to be there right away. She sent flowers after the track was done, got me a present for my birthday… it’s funny because she’s the one who’s so legendary but she’s the one who really put all the extra effort in and didn’t make anything hard clearance-wise.”
“She asked me to re-sing something, and then I got on the microphone in this booth I’m not usually in, because I usually just sing in the middle of the room, but I was trying to be professorial and do it in the booth. She just wanted me to do my ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ over and my first a was like [Lana sings a small out of tune ‘aahhhh’] and she didn’t say anything, and I said something stupid like ‘oh god that sounds so small next to your ahhs’ and she was like ‘it’s okay you can be my little echo.'”
On how Lust For Life differs from her previous records
“It felt different. I was glad that the general vibe of it didn’t end up being too different from the first few records I did. The melodies and the production were just following what I had been thinking about for the last year and a half. I thought I knew where the record was going and then 14 months into it, it took a turn for me stylistically so I wasn’t really sure where I was going to end up. But I really love it, I’ve got a couple of songs on there like ‘Coachella’ that I love the production for or a song called ‘Cherry’ – again I love the kind of bluesy vibe and the production, so I’m happy with where it went.”
On releasing unreleased songs which she first announced at Amoeba
“I might just release some of those songs because I love them.”
Sean Lennon recently spoke to Paper Magazine about his experience working with Lana Del Rey and how featuring on her new record came about. You can read what he said below.
You also worked with Lana Del Rey on her new album, Lust for Life. How did that happen?
I was producing the Insecure Men album at my studio and I got a call from Lana, which really surprised me because we had never met, and I was a big fan of hers. She called me and said, “I have a song that I want you to work on with me.” I said, sure, and she sent me her vocal with a guitar and an organ. It was very minimal, but the song was already very good. I remember thinking “Her voice sounds so beautiful and rich and textured that I need to get a better vocal mic.” I was too scared to sing on the same song as her with one of my shitty microphones. So I called an engineer friend of mine, I said “Listen, you gotta help me, I gotta do this song tomorrow or the next day- I need a good vocal mic.” And he hooked me up with his friend [who let me use a mic Johnny Cash sang through.]
I’m really excited because my whole life I never really bothered to get a good mic because I never really considered myself a singer. So I sang through this mic and it really felt like it changed my life. I had never heard my voice sound that good.
I sat and I re-harmonized the song and I played every instrument I could think of – drums, timpani, upright bass, guitar, acoustic guitars, keyboard, strings. I essentially muted the music that she had sent which I was a little nervous about, but it wasn’t that what she sent wasn’t working, it was that it wasn’t in the same harmonization that I was doing. I sent it back to her and she said it’s perfect! The first time.
I don’t think magically, I’m very scientific minded, but it felt like the universe was reaching down and giving me a nice gift because it really felt like a blessing out of nowhere and I’m very happy about it.
Lennon features on the track titled “Tomorrow Never Came” from Lust For Life.
Lana Del Rey was recently interviewed by British newspaper The Sun, which was on newsstands on July 28. In the interview with Jacqui Swift, she talks about Donald Trump, feminism and her new record “Lust For Life” which The Sun gave five stars to.
Here is a snippet from the interview. Click here to read the entire interview online.
Her track God Bless America was influenced by Republicans’ attacks on women’s rights.
Lana says: “That is a great symbol of a song that is just about what the title says.
“At the time, I was thinking about the US where women were so vocal online and my friends in person.
“This was before the Women’s Marches and when there was some rhetoric being thrown around that everyone was uncomfortable with.
“What if they took away Planned Parenthood and birth control and shut down clinics?
“What are women supposed to do? So before the women’s marches started, I wrote that song very quickly and Rick loved it. It has really cool earth-tone keyboards on there. It feels like a good grounded song.”
On July 27, Lana Del Rey and her sister Chuck attended the release party for BØRNS’s new single “Faded Heart.” The event took place somewhere in Los Angeles.
Public Appearances > 2017 > Celebrating the release of BØRNS new single “Faded Heart” in Los Angeles, California, USA (July 27)
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