Lana Del Rey hosted a meet & greet at Rough Trade, London to celebrate the release of new album ‘Honeymoon’ on September 18. Lana Del Rey met & spoke to 125 lucky fans at the store for a few minutes each. Lana Del Rey will host another singing in New York, Herald Square at Urban Outfitters on September 19.
ABEL TESFAYE (THE WEEKND) INTERVIEWING LANA DEL REY FOR INTERVIEW MAGAZINE GERMANY
ABEL: Where do I reach you?
LANA: I’m sitting in a little, picturesque Square in Paris, whose name I can never remember (laughs).
About A Band: Lana Del Rey
Cameras snapping, celebrities crashing to the ground after a long night out, classic movie scenes in black and white—the old Hollywood image was there from the very beginning, when Lana Del Rey’s big bouffant and even bigger voice nearly broke the Internet the moment the opening bells of her debut song, “Video Games” tolled.
Lana Del Rey is on the cover of French magazine ‘Les Inrockuptibles’ September issue for the 2nd time. The cover photo was taken by her good friend Neil Krug. You can purchase her September issue HERE.
The 2015 EMA nominations have been announced and Lana Del Rey is nominated for ‘Best Alternative’ along with Fall Out Boy, Florence + The Machine, Lorde & Twenty One Pilots. The EMAs will air live from Milan, Italy, on October 25. You can vote for Lana Del Rey HERE!
Lana Del Rey is on the cover of Germany’s October issue of ‘Interview’ magazine. Lana Del Rey was interviewed by her good friend The Weekend & was shot by Jork Weismann. You can watch a short preview of her issue below.
The enigmatic star captivating a generation of listeners rarely gives interviews and hates the press, now preparing to unveil her latest album, Lana Del Rey turns over a new leaf, as she tells her good friend James Franco, this is the Honeymoon of her life.
James Franco: Last year when I was doing ‘Of Mice and Men’ on Broadway, I watched Lana Del Rey’s video for ‘Ride’ while I was waiting to go onstage. I was immediately taken with Lana’s magic. The video features an American landscape and a soundscape pushed to the extremes of loneliness: a lost soul sings from lonely motel rooms in desert wastelands about the kindness of strangers that she has met on the road. I later learned that the song was a testament of all that is Lana: a contrast between innocence and experience, light and dark, life and death. Almost every one of her songs features a lovelorn angel who has commingled with a devil, and as a result has tasted the highest passion, even though the relationship will also lead her doom. After watching the ‘Ride’ video I asked my friend Keegan Allen for Lana’s number. By coincidence it was her birthday, so I texted her birthday wishes while she was on tour in Europe. When she returned to the Sates two weeks later she came to ‘Of Mice and Men’ and we quickly became friends over our mutual love of music and film. One of the constant subjects of conversation is persona versus the true self. As an actor I see art as a performance, and even life as a performance. Lana as a singer-songerwriter sees her work as an expression of her reality. I try to argue that even if her songs are confessional, they are contributing to a creation of Lana’s making – that her “reality” is largely of her own creation. This view disturbs Lana because she sees herself as a creative reporter of her experience, rather than an active sculptor of her persona. She asked me to interview her for V Magazine because the regular interviewers inevitably ask the same questions about her love life and her death wishes. They read too literally into her lyrics, and generally try to denigrate her for reasons I can’t fathom, but suspect have something to do with her being a successful woman, albeit one who writes songs about the dark side of life rather than uplifting anthems of positivity. Lana has outlived the live fast-die young period, if only because she is now older than James Dean ever was. The tragic heroines in her songs might live tragic lives and die for love before their time, but the real Lana has endured. Her songs might involve broken figures living in the dark, beautiful realms of the shadows, but her career is the opposite: a feminine triumph against all odds amidst an uproar of critics who purposely misread her. Lana is an enigma that after a year I am still unable to untangle. She seems to want her songs to be read as confessions, while on the other hand so much of her work is a conscious creation. As always, I tried to get to the bottom of the mystery that is Lana Del Rey.