Lana Del Rey to Re-Release ‘Born to Die’ With Seven New Tracks
"It’s not a new album, it’s more like an afterthought," she said. "It’s 'The Paradise Edition' of 'Born to Die.' It’s like seven new songs that kind of put a period on the statement I was making when I was making the record … just a final thought on that ... it’s beautiful."
Del Rey added that she's been slowly writing since the release of her sophomore album, and has been pursing her "original passion and hope" -- scoring music for films. She explained that her best friend is a composer and has been helping her do "quiet work for movies."
"It’s the only thing I actually wanted to do. I always wanted to score films," she told the Herald Sun. "Some of the most brilliant people have reached out to me to score their movies. That’s the world I live in. I was never very good all the way up front, but behind the scenes I always did a good job because I always knew what to do, I knew how to match the visuals with the music. That is something I feel excited about, hopefully that will become where things go in the future.”
The 26-year-old singer is in Australia all week, and will wrap her sold out tour with a performance at Splendour in the Grass this Saturday (July 28). The 'Paradise Edition' of 'Born to Die' is slated for a November release.
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