Lana Del Rey took the time to let German Magazine ‘Grazia’ interview her & the interview is pretty interesting! Read the translation below for more information on Lana Del Rey & to get to know her a little bit more!
Did the life in New York become too hectic for you?
Well, my record label is located in L.A. I originate from Lake Placid a place in the mountains. So the Pacific feels like paradise. Now I walk barefoot through the sand as often as possible.
And you think: You have come a long way?
Well yes, but not concerning my carrier. But in terms of lifestyle. I think that this cool beach life fits me better than New York. And I love the heat.
Your status as global star as well?
On some days I can do that but on others I’m struggling with my identity and I don’t know where I belong. Fortunately those good days get more and those bad ones less. And that risk that I lose the ground beneath my feet doesn’t exist anyway.
What makes you so sure?
I have a big family so I don’t really have to pay attention on staying down to earth, it happens automatically. At home it’s mostly about Charlie and Caroline and about what they want.
My brother and my sister. They are younger than me, 20 and 25. I kind of look after them. Wa all live in the same house. We three and Barrie my boyfriend.
Sounds like a lot of fun.
Well, we’re all living through some huge changes. Barrie left his band, my siblings are just becoming grown-ups.
And which change are you living through?
I’d really like to have a steady emotional stability. I’ve been looking for that my whole life. Naturally I’m a quiet, reserved observer.
For being a star you seem surprisingly introverted.
I come from a family in which we talked about our problems in a small circle. I grew up like that. Unlike those people who seem to live on Twitter and believe that they always have to provide information about anything.
How do you manage to be not as omnipresent as for example Lady Gaga?
You can control that. For example if you live at the edge of town like we do, in a normal area with completely normal neighbours.
When you got famous like overnight people doubted about the authenticity of your music.
Yeah, a huge topic. I’ve always felt confident about my music. Who doesn’t have to say anything cannot create pop music. I already know that later I’ll tell the whole story of my live to my children on the basis of my songs.
Like you do in “Fucked My Way UP To The Top” on your new album?
It’s about a singer who first sneered about my allegedly not authentic style but later she stole and copied it. And now she’s acting like I am the art project and she the true super artist. My God and people actually believe her, she’s successful! I shouldn’t continue ranting, it doesn’t get anywhere.
But now you have to tell us who you’re talking about.
Unfortunately I can’t, you know?
What else are you going to tell your children (and us)?
I used to be a member of an underground sect which was reigned by a guru. He surrounded himself with young girls and he had this insane charisma I couldn’t resist as well. So I was in this, I’ll call it sect, because I was longing for love and security. But then I found out that this guru wasn’t a good but a bad person. He thought that he had to break people first before he could build them up again. At the end I left the sect.
Yes, it looks like I would attract wild stories and extreme experiences. (laughs)
Our family has a long history concerning addictive behaviour. Even pure madness exists at our place. Like that I had a higher risk than other people for not being able to handle alcohol…
Yes, for ten years I haven’t touched a drink – but I’d somehow really like to. After all it could be that now I’m able to handle alcohol better.
Why do you believe this?
Well, I threw anchors. But I have to find out how to harmonize the urge for – emotional and literal – solid ground beneath the feet with my ambition of moving on as an artist. Right now I have no plan how this should work out.
So no children for now?
I would be ready! (laughs) But Barrie is younger than me and he isn’t in the mood for children yet.
You worked as a model for H&M and Mulberry. Do you know what the fashion branch sees in you?
Phew, I don’t know! As an indie singer in New York I couldn’t afford any stylish or expensive clothes at all. Probably my face was just coincidentally at the right time at the right place. And how does the saying tell? Go there where it’s warm.