Lana Del Rey graces the March 2012 cover of Vogue UK. In the interview with the magazine, the 25-year-old singer opens up and talks about her just-released album 'Born to Die', her musical experience, but also fashion, love and living life on the wild side. Take a peek!
Lana Del Rey lands on the March 2012 cover of Vogue UK. The
25-year-old singer sits down for a chat with the magazine and
dishes on her just-released album 'Born to Die', her musical
experience, but also fashion, love and living life on the wild
Lana sings about love, but that kind of affair that never has a happy ending. The singer admits that she wrote 'Born to Die' "because even though I can't be with that person any more, I still want to honour those memories. I felt like falling in love changed me, neurologically, and the record is about being faithful in my mind to the memory of a particular person."
Lana told Vogue that the album is "a tribute to living life on the wild side". Next, she adds that, "I'm sort of kidding, because I'm not that wild any more." The singer confesses that, "I used to drink a lot. Too much. I haven't had a drink for seven years now."
Lana was born in Lake Placid, a mountain town at the outer edge of New York state. "It is cold, sub-zero cold, for nine months of the year," she says. At 14, Lana was sent to a boarding school in Connecticut. Speaking about her musical tastes, the young star admits in the interview that these revolved around "Eminem and current rap, and that was about it. I was singing in school, and writing things here and there, but music wasn't a big part of my life," she says.
Lana's musical experience began when she moved to New York to
study metaphysics at Fordham University. The singer told in Vogue's
cover story that she "loved Bob Dylan as a person before I heard
his music. I liked that he was political, and I liked that he was
kind of a bum. It made me feel better about the way I was living at
the time, really day to day... the way you do live when you are
young and in New York."
On working in community service, she said in the interview with the magazine that, "Homeless outreach, drug and alcohol rehabilitation – that's been my life for the past five years. My friends are a core group of girls I met through work, and they never really knew I was a singer, because nothing was ever happening. I consider myself coming out of retirement as a singer at this point. Until last year I hadn't been on stage for three years."
Describing her look, Lana says that it is "Gangster Nancy Sinatra", "Lolita got lost in the hood", and "I live in Monaco but don't f*** with me." Christopher Kane, Christian Dior, and Mulberry are just some of the houses falling in love with Lana Del Rey. The singer confesses that she doesn't have a style. "If I'm going on television, I guess I should wear something nice, but that's as far as it goes," she says.
Read Lana's full interview in the March 2012 issue of VOGUE UK.
Photos courtesy of Vogue UK