The singer opens up about ‘Lust For Life.’

Lana Del Rey opens up about Lust For Life to Billboard.

The music giant features her, Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee on their four ‘The Year In Music 2017’ covers. You can see all of the covers here.

The singer graciously granted an interview. In it, Lana opens up about her uncharacteristically jubilant new album.

“I think a good word [to describe Lust for Life’s shift in mood] would be present — less from the outside looking in, and a more integrated perspective lyrically,” she said. “I started writing the darker songs first: ‘Heroine,’ ‘Get Free,’ ’13 Beaches.’ So I had to get through all my complaining [laughs]. Then, once I got to be cathartic in that way, I thought, ‘All right, now I want to invite my friends in.” Obviously, the election was happening halfway through my writing process, and I ended up writing “When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing” and “God Bless America –And All the Beautiful Women in It.” All these little things culminated in a body of work.”

Elsewhere, Lana says she was pleasantly surprised with the general reaction to her LP. “I wanted to see if [Lust for Life] would be heard for what it was really saying. Overall, from what I read, it was interpreted correctly. Which is a good sign for me: It means I’m not seeing things one way and the culture is seeing things the other way. That means you need to check yourself, and I don’t want to check myself. I want to stay in the flow. Maybe I needed a lot of time to be me, all to myself, and just be weird. Who knows why timing works out the way it does? But I really like this record. I think if this was the first record some people heard from me, I’d be really proud of that.”

Read the full interview here.

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