Lana Del Rey May Not Make Another Album
Team LDR may be in for a shock. Lana Del Rey, easily one of pop’s most polarizing artists, told British Vogue she might not record anymore. Say what?
Del Rey explained that she’s so satisfied with her work on ‘Born to Die‘ that she doesn’t feel a need to write any more songs. “I don’t think I’ll write another record,” she told Vogue (quotes via Digital Spy). “What would I say? I feel like everything I wanted to say, I’ve said already.”
Del Rey noted that ‘Born to Die’ was an ode to her former wild child years. ”The album is a tribute to living life on the wild side,” she said. “I’m sort of kidding because I’m not that wild any more … used to drink a lot. Too much,” she said. “I haven’t had a drink for seven years now.”
Another unspoken factor in Del Rey’s possible early retirement may well be the backlash she’s facing from the media and the masses. Following her now notorious ‘Saturday Night Live’ performance, Del Rey was slammed with criticism from every avenue imaginable for everything from her singing ability to the authenticity of her lips.
Del Rey’s statement may be backed up by the fact that she’s re-releasing her long-hidden Lizzy Grant record. While initially viewed as a simple way to boost sales for the project, in light of her Vogue interview, it may also be a way to quickly fulfill her contract requirements. However, the interview was conducted before ‘Born to Die’ was released, so its chart success and fan support may (hopefully!) change Del Rey’s mind.