As 2015 ends, Lana Del Rey has been resting on her laurels with her Trailblazer of the Year award from Billboard, but got dissed by the 2016 Grammy’s. In the meantime, she has been criticized as being “dead inside,” but it might be a compliment.
In addition, some final details about the theme song that Lana Del Rey was allegedly recording with Ellie Goulding for the next James Bond movie, Spectre, have emerged with an unlikely twist.
On December 19, the Billboard Women in Music Awards aired on Lifetime. About the ceremony, Pop Crush quotes Lana Del Rey stating the following.
“Its been an interesting journey. I feel like this year I’m only just starting to figure out the perspective that I have written the last four records from.”
About this “perspective” some are suggesting that the “interesting” part about Lana Del Rey’s “journey” is that she is “dead inside.” On December 28, NPR published an interview between Eric Ducker and Melissa Broder about Broder’s famous music review Twitter account, So Sad Today. Subsequently, Broder is also publishing a book of essays titled So Sad Today in March, 2016.
However, one of the subjects Ducker and Broder discussed involved Lana Del Rey. About her, Drucker asked Broder, “There’s this idea that The Weeknd and Del Rey are emotionally dead inside, though I don’t think is quite right…”
To this, Broder stated, “I’m aspirationally dead inside, but am the complete opposite. I would love to be a carefree… probably because I am so antithetical to that. It seems like it would be a relief. But yes, both [Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd] are sad.”
As far as being honored as an amazing woman and musician, Lana Del Rey is the ongoing muse of James Franco. To show Lana Del Rey how he really feels, James Franco will publish a book of poems that may be about her because he has a tattoo of her on his neck on the book cover. According to Pop Crush, Straight James / Gay James will be released on January 1, 2016.
Adding to this, Lana Del Rey has good teachers around her that give her an opportunity to improve her (already distinct) ability to transcend her message at its fullest through music.
For example, Courtney Love recently told Rolling Stone the following thoughts about touring with Lana Del Rey for Endless Summer.
“In rock and roll, it’s really about being as vulnerable as possible and giving them what they want. But onstage it’s about pausing, about internal life, it’s about internal triggers…”
Around December 14, Lana Del Rey was quoted by Music Times saying the following about touring with Courtney Love.
“Touring with Courtney was great, we have some things in common that might not be visible from the outside. I think the most important thing I learned was that some people just have it when it comes to performing. She’s totally entrancing, a born performer.”
For Lana Del Rey trivia fans, new details have emerged about a rumored theme song that never appeared. According to Indie Wire, Lana Del Rey and Ellie Goulding were once rumored to be writing theme music for the James Bond movie Spectre.
Nevertheless, on December 10, NME reports that Lana Del Rey said the rumors were completely false — but she would have gladly done the Spectre theme song if asked. Instead, it appears that it was Radiohead (and not Lana Del Rey) that recorded a sample theme song but Spectre never used it.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Lana Del Rey put in submissions for several of her songs and albums — but none were nominated on December 7. Fortunately, Lana Del Rey is at least part of one Grammy nomination in the 2016 awards show. According to Billboard, The Weeknd’s “Beauty Behind The Madness” included Lana Del Rey and is up for Album of the Year.
Thankfully, according to Direct Lyrics, Lana Del Rey may have another chance to get a Grammy in 2017. Lana Del Rey was interviewed by NME and she stated that she is already working on a followup to Honeymoon. About the concept behind her next album, Lana Del Rey states the following.
“I feel like ‘Born To Die’ had a lot of New York in it because I was in New York leading up to the time that the record came out… I could see me making another New York record. I think it would be different just because it would be a little harder, faster, more upbeat and less dreamy.”
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