Is Lana Del Rey Depressed About Her Career?
Lana Del Rey’s sophomore album comes out today in the U.S., but a recent interview in The Guardian indicates she’s not entirely happy with her career.
For one thing, she starts talking about Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain with the interviewer, eventually saying: “I wish I was dead already.”
Is it the immortalization these performers have? Is it to make up for the rough start, with rumors and bad television performances, her career had? The reporter seeks out an answer, but Del Rey continues to be vague, only hinting she’s not satisfied with her success.
She said in response for clarification: "I don't want to have to keep doing this. But I am."
She follows it with: "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 …"
Del Rey’s Ultraviolence, her second official album, has received a fair amount of hype. So far, four singles have dropped from it: “West Coast,” “Shades of Cool,” “Ultraviolence,” and “Brooklyn Baby.” Unlike the hip-hop direction of Born to Die, this release is expected to be slower and rockier, with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys providing production.
What do you think about the pop star’s statements? Should she be over her career, which has gotten even more successful with time, or is she simply being dramatic to continue her air of mystery?
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