Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Lana Del Rey for Nylon Magazine November 2013

On her writing process, post-stardom: "It's harder to be an observer when people are watching you. You have to go further inside because the outside world becomes a harder place to draw from."

On drinking--and then stopping before she even turned 21: "Sometimes when I write about my feelings, about what sounds like a person, I'm actually writing about the way I felt when I was completely inebriated, which was really good--until it wasn't working for me anymore[...] Thinking about not drinking forever was very scary, but once I did it wasn't hard anymore because I had all of these miracles happen that let me know I was on exactly the right path."

On not listening to the haters: "It's important to have a good relationship with yourself when you become well known[...] People will say a lot of things, and you'll start to wonder if they're true. But then you have to go back to all of those little truths and kernels you found along the way that remind you: You are where you're supposed to be."

On the next Lana Del Rey album: "When people ask me about it, I just have to be honest--I really don't know[...] I don't want to say, 'Yeah, definitely--the next one's better than this one,' because I don't really hear a next one. My muse is very fickle. She only comes to me sometimes, which is annoying."

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