Lana Del Rey Says She Wishes She Were Dead
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.13.2014
It's just how she feels...
In an interview with The Guardian, Lana Del Rey was asked about the common link betwene some of her and her boyfriend's favorite musicians like Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain, which is death. That's when she declared that she wished she were dead. Here are highlights:
On some of her favorite musicians (Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse) dying young: "I wish I was dead already. I do! I don't want to have to keep doing this. But I am. That's just how I feel. If it wasn't that way, then I wouldn't say it. I would be scared if I knew [death] was coming, but …"
On the criticism of her video for "Ride": "OK. I can see how that video would raise a feminist eyebrow. But that was more personal to me – it was about my feelings on free love and what the effect of meeting strangers can bring into your life: how it can make you unhinged in the right way and free you from the social obligations I hope we're growing out of in 2014."
On if "Money, Power, Glory" was written as a shot at her critics: "I was in more of a sardonic mood. Like, if all that I was actually going to be allowed to have by the media was money, loads of money, then fuck it … What I actually wanted was something quiet and simple: a writer's community and respect."