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Trivia / Lana Del Rey

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  • Artist Disillusionment: She has mentioned how she doesn't feel safe on stage, doesn't need to say anything more musically and she would rather work in movies/endorsements. According to her recent interview with Vogue Australia magazine she said:
    • "When I was starting, I had a vision of being a writer for film and that's what I am doing now. I'm so happy. That will be my happy place. I'd like to stay in one place for a long time."
    • "I love to take care of the songs – that's my natural place – then, when I get on stage that's not my element. Sometimes I kneel down because I am trembling, or touch the audience because I don't know what else to do. I don't think I'll write another record. What would it say? Everything I wanted to say, I've said already
      • She also claimed that Tropico was meant to be a "goodbye project". However she has since Ret-Conned this and said it was a goodbye to Born To Die.
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  • Character Development: In a recent interview, Lana upon being asked about the controversial line "He hit me and it felt like a kiss" from "Ultraviolence", stated that she now no longer likes singing it. She added that at the time of writing the song, she had very conditioned ideas about what made a healthy, supportive relationship, but in recent times of the pursuit for movements against domestic violence, has changed her outlook, hence why "Lust For Life" is a much lighter record in comparison to "Ultraviolence".
  • Creator Backlash: According to Word of God, Lana wasn't satisfied with the production of "This Is What Makes Us Girls" and consequently, has never performed it live. She stated she wouldn't play "Cola" anymore, thanks to the Weinstein reference.
  • Creator Breakdown: Ultraviolence comes out of the demise of her relationship with her boyfriend of 3 years, and Word of God stated depression/world heavyness was their relationship/her life for a few years.
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  • Dear Negative Reader: Lana has been known to... respond to her detractors on social media sites.
  • Dye Hard: She's a natural blonde.
  • Fan Nickname: Sirens was altogether unlabeled when it first leaked, so all of the songs on that album have at least one of these.
  • Reclusive Artist: Interviews and appearances have been few and far between since the release of Ultraviolence. Lana doesn't mind cancelling an event or seven, either. Fan reactions vary.
    • Averted, since in recent years, Lana has come out of her shell, especially since the release of "Honeymoon" (2015) and "Lust For Life" (2017). She now feels strongly about using her platform as a means to promote positivity and action.
  • Similarly Named Works: Lust for Life and its Title Track have no relation to neither the Iggy Pop album nor its Title Track.
  • Working Title: A considerable number — and these are just from her released catalogue, as her unreleased material is too self-referential to list without being exhaustive.
    • From Lana Del Ray: "Kill Kill" = "The Ocean", "Put Me In A Movie" = "Little Girls", "Raise Me Up" = "Rayse" and "For K (Part 2)" = "Rehab".
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    • From Born To Die: "Without You" = "China Doll" and "Lolita" = "Hey Lolita Hey".
    • Lana considered the following titles for Born To Die itself, before that album took its name from its lead single: "G.B.A. (God Bless America)", "Do U Luv Me Yet?", "The Best Of Lana Del Rey" and "The World Is Ours".
    • "Ultraviolence" for a while had the working title of "Melancholia".
    • Norman Fucking Rockwell! was almost named Bird World.
  • Write What You Know/Write Who You Know: Lana is pretty coherent, as far as her themes go, thanks to her doing this.


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