Lana On Complex Magazine

Lana Del Rey graced the cover of Rolling Stone last week with a kitty cat in a bed of white, silky, soft satin sheets.

This week she’s clutching her bosom in a blanket her grandmother knitted affront a hipster ocean background. Regardless, Lana gives a compelling interview to Complex magazine about her music, guilty pleasures, her boyfriend, smoking and more.

Here are my favorite insights:

What’s the relationship between violence and love?
“I like a physical love. I like a hands-on love. [Pauses.] How can I say this without getting into too much trouble? I like a tangible, passionate love. For me, if it isn’t physical, I’m not interested. Everything I do feels so organized: touring, playing a show night after night with a couple months in between to make a record, and being in charge of all of it—mixing, mastering. Sometimes I meet people with a lot of fire and energy. Mentally, maybe we’re not that similar. Telepathically, we’re not on that same wavelength. If there’s a physicality and a chemistry, that ends up winning for me every time because it’s the opposite of what I have every day.”

Do you think a “guilty pleasure” is a real thing?
“Well, smoking is one of them. Sugar, coffee. I must have 13 cups a day. It’s a shame about the health consequences because a lot of great things happen over coffee and a cigarette. A lot of great songs were written.”

What’s the worst relationship advice you’ve received?
“That love doesn’t come easily and that relationships are supposed to be a struggle. Everything else is so hard; hopefully love is the one thing that is actually fun.”

Read the entire sha-bang at Complex.