Lana Del Rey: I Wish I Were Dead, Plus New "Ultraviolence" Track Leaks

Lana Del Rey’s music uplifting, cheery, full of sunshine and rainbows. So it was quite the shock when she told reporters she wishes she were dead already.

From her interview with The Guardian:

Lana Del Rey: “I wish I was dead already,” Lana Del Rey says, catching me off guard. She has been talking about the heroes she and her boyfriend share – Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain among them – when I point out that what links them is death and ask if she sees an early death as glamorous. “I don’t know. Ummm, yeah.” And then the death wish.

Guardian: Don’t say that, I say instinctively.

LDR: “But I do.”

G: You don’t!

LDR: “I do! I don’t want to have to keep doing this. But I am.”

G: Do what? Make music?

LDR: “Everything. That’s just how I feel. If it wasn’t that way, then I wouldn’t say it. I would be scared if I knew [death] was coming, but …”

I feel uncomfortable.

But perhaps she was just in one of those moods. You know, where she sits in her bathtub filled to the brim with ice cold water, red candles around the perimeter and begins dreaming up songs about ultra violence.

However, her new interview with The Sun paints quite a different picture.

“I hope it comes across that I am enjoying everything now,” Lana says. “I feel bad when I sound like I’m on a downer when I’m not. I’m loving my new album, loving the tour and Coachella was something special. Things are starting better than I ever imagined.”

And speaking of Lana’s happy mood, here’s a song for “Ultraviolence” that’s exclusive to iTunes, titled “This Is Happiness.”