Love is the theme.

Love is the theme.

When Lana Del Rey isn’t gathering the troops to cast a spell on Donald Trump, she’s perfecting her craft. During a creative session with English musician The Rascals and The Last Shadow Puppets’ Miles Kane in L.A., the songstress took a moment to call into BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley and explained how the world’s volatile social and political environment inspired her forthcoming record.

“I started out thinking that the whole record was gonna have a sort of a ’50s-’60s feeling, kind of some kind of Shangri-Las, early Joan Baez influences,” she said. “But I don’t know, as the climate kept on getting more heated politically, I found lyrically everything was just directed towards that. So because of that, the sound just got really updated, and I felt like it was more wanting to talk to the younger side of the audience that I have. I guess it’s a little more socially aware. It’s kind of a global feeling.”

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