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    Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:50:13

    Lana Del Rey Is Working on New Music and Shared Some Hints About It - Get the scoop on new album, possibly out in August

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    Lana Del Rey spoke about 2014's chart-topping Ultraviolence and her future direction with Grazia, a Euro mag.

    She is switching things up, but in an exciting way.

    She said, "I'm afraid [Ultraviolence] will be forgotten. I'm always afraid good things will be forgotten, buried. Musically, I'm still looking for something different, with majestic choruses, beautiful orchestrations, a type of '50s vibe with a bit of soft grunge. Since March, I've been writing a lot of new songs, in a more conventional way--the verses, then the refrain, with a strong jazzy influence. I'm having a lot of fun with all of that. And next year, I'll tour across the USA. I've been doing it only once before and I was really moved, especially in Detroit, where I could feel the weight of its history. So, that's why I decided I wanted to do it again, this time with my friend Courtney Love, for two months. My new album will come out after, maybe for late August."

    LDR also said that "My lyrics are very similar to me, who I truly am, but I must admit that I'm currently trying to do some new things. It's a bit surrealist, full of colors. I feel much more inspired by people like Mark Ryden, Fellini or Picasso... Oh, I'm totally fond of this documentary: Fellini: I'm a Born Liar, which explains that the filmmaker was in love with his hometown, and each of his movies is like one of its facets. I like his idea, the fact that truth should never impede to a beautiful lie..."

    LDR also admitted to hitting up Mark Ronson, who previously produced Amy Winehouse and is having his own surge in pop music with his Bruno Mars-assisted, No. 1 smash "Uptown Funk."

    The singer said, "I love nightlife, the mood that comes from it. That's why I wanted to meet Mark Ronson--I played him ten songs I just composed for this next album. Not so much that he added his usual signature, soul and funk, but rather it explores a sound close to the golden age of jazz. I wasn't even born in the 50s but I feel like I was there. And when I still was living in New York, I was looking for this dream, maybe some other girls had the same, to live as a singer in a jazz club where I could sing some standards, but my own compositions too. I had a very romantic vision of what a singer's life should be. I daydreamed about tours in Europe, just like Chet Baker did, for example."

    Who is excited for new LDR music, given her explanation of her new direction?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    01.20.15



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