Lana Del Rey, who really isn’t at all interested in feminism so don’t talk to her about it, sat down for a new interview with The Guardian to promote the release of her new album Ultraviolence and she revealed to the interviewer that she wishes she was dead. Those of you familiar with LDR’s music know that she tends to be a bit dramatic with her lyrics but from what I recall, she never seemed to convey the message that she has a death wish. BUT, that’s the tale she’s sellin’ in this new interview so … take it for what it’s worth. Click below for excerpts from Lana Del Rey’s gothiest interview ever.
“I wish I was dead already,” Lana Del Rey says, catching me off guard. She has been talking about the heroes she and her boyfriend share – Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain among them – when I point out that what links them is death and ask if she sees an early death as glamorous. “I don’t know. Ummm, yeah.” And then the death wish.
Don’t say that, I say instinctively.
“But I do.”
“I do! I don’t want to have to keep doing this. But I am.”
Do what? Make music?
“Everything. That’s just how I feel. If it wasn’t that way, then I wouldn’t say it. I would be scared if I knew [death] was coming, but …”
LOL. Oh, Lana. Believe me, I like her music but her whole “tortured artist” thing is a bit much, especially now when she tells a publication that she wishes she was dead when we all know for a FACT that she does not wish she was dead. I’m not sure what she is trying to convey by saying something like this. It doesn’t make her seem dark and mysterious to say she wishes she was dead, it just makes her sound silly. Death is coming for all of us so all she has to do is wait long enough and she will get her pretend wish. In the meantime, she needs to just enjoy the fact that she lives a very charmed life where she gets to make an incredible living doing what she loves to do. Like, seriously.