Highlights From Lana Del Rey’s Billboard Magazine Interview

Highlights From Lana Del Rey's Billboard Magazine Interview

Lana Del Rey is still enjoying the honeymoon.

She says there aren’t any plans to go on tour to promote the record (“I do everything backwards. It already happened — I’m actually done with the world tour I started four years ago, when I needed to be out there. I really needed to be out there singing”). Instead, the “High By The Beach” singer spends her time hanging out with her sister (a photographer by the name of Chuck) in a house she’s renting by John Lautner, a seminal Southern California architect, and going for swims in the ocean.

Here are some highlights from her new Billboard interview:

She may release a 40 minute long music video in the near future…
“I’ve been thinking it might be time to do a longer video, a 40-minute video. I was watching The Sandpiper, and I was working on something kind of based on that.”

On having more free time:
“I go for long walks, long drives. I’ll get in the car and drive the streets, feeling for places. I go to Big Sur. I love Big Sur, but it has gotten so touristy. I went to the General Store, and there were hordes. On a Monday! But I’m drawn there. Sometimes I go to write. I’ve been thinking it might be time to do a longer video, a 40-minute video. I was watching The Sandpiper, and I was working on something kind of based on that.”

And maybe a book too:
“I’d like to write a book one day. But you need a beginning, a middle and an end! I can deal with four minutes — but I’m not so sure about a book.”

On death and anxiety:
“It’s hard for me sometimes to think about going on when I know we’re going to die. Something happened in the last three years, with my panic…It got worse. But I’ve always been prone to it.”

On having kids:
“I’ve thought about it. Really thought about it lately because I’ve just turned 30. I’d love having daughters. But I don’t think it’d be a good idea to have kids with someone who wasn’t … on the same page.”

On how a clairvoyant told her the future of her last relationship:
“I asked about the man I was seeing — that one, before the one now. She said, “I don’t really like to go there, but … I just don’t see him present.” I went, “Ugh.” She’s seeing the future and doesn’t see him present. Oh, no!”

Her effect on men:
“I’ve only recently become aware of the heterosexual males who are into my music. I remember when I was 16, I had a boyfriend. I think he was… 25? I thought that was the best thing. He had an F-150 pickup and let me drive it one time. I was so high up! I panicked and was worried I might kill someone — run over a nun or something. I started to shake. I was screaming and crying. I saw him looking over, and he was smiling. He said, “I love that you’re out of control.” He saw how vulnerable I was, how afraid, and he loved that. The balance shifted from there. I had the upper hand — until then.”

If relationships are hard for her:
“For someone like me — and it’s not a codependent thing — I just like having someone there. I’ve been alone, and that’s fine. But I like to come home and have someone there. You know, to say, ‘Oh, he’s here. And this other thing (Mimes a table.) is there. And this (Mimes setting down an object on the table.) is there. (Laughs.) I’m very methodical. I have to be. I’m like that in the studio too. Mixing and mastering can take four more months after we’re done — three to mix and one to master. I like having a plan. Though I do leave spaces for ad-libbing in the studio when I write.”

She was approached to play Sharon Tate in a movie:
“James Franco asked me to be in three films that were going to be directed by a Spanish director, and I was hesitant. I think he heard my hesitance and got scared. Someone wanted me to be Sharon Tate. I thought, “That’s so right.””

Read the full interview here.