Lana Del Rey Talks Men And Relationships – the 29-year old singer has often had a strange relationship with the media but has just given an interview to Fashion magazine in which she talks about her recent relationship break-up.
Last month saw Lana split from her 3-year relationship with Barrie James O’Neill and she has already been spotted on holiday in Italy with a potential new boyfriend.
She has just achieved her first Number 1 spot on the Billboard chart with her new album the controversial Ultraviolence. The title track of the album is to be released as her new single on 17 August and a video to accompany the release has been previewed and is already stirring up even more controversy.
Ultraviolence has been accused by some critics of being both overly sexual and also glamourising domestic violence. The video for the single was filmed on an iPhone and shows Lana on her own but wearing a wedding dress . The track includes lyrics such as ‘He hit me and it felt like a kiss’ as well as ‘He hurt me but it felt like true love.’
There are many who feel that Del Rey is playing the media much as Lady Gaga does to gain maximum publicity for her artistic projects but there are also others who wonder if the singer is not just a little messed up. In a Guardian interview last month she was quoted as saying that she wished she were dead already.
She had been talking about how her and her then boyfriend admired a number of musicians but what linked those she mentioned was their membership of the notorious “27 Club.” Famously Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse both died at the age of 27-years old just as a number of other musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Brian Jones.
In fact so many well-known musicians have died at the age of 27 there was even a medical study made to see if there was a reason. The study, which was published in the British Medical Journal in 2011, came to the conclusion that there was no particular link to the age of 27 although musicians were more at risk in their 20s and 30s.
Lana’s talk of an early death certainly prompted a response from another troubled musician, Sinead O’Connor, who said that she tried to contact the singer to offer her some advice from her own earlier experiences saying ‘when you’ve been through grievous things yourself, and you see it happening to other people, you just want to snuggle them.’
Lana certainly has some troubling periods of her own life to contribute to her musical stories as she was sent to a special school at the age of 15 to help deal with her alcoholism. A university course in metaphysics gave the singer a bridge between God and science and an interest in how technology could explain ‘where we came from and why’
In her Fashion interview Lana shows another side to her character when she reveals that ‘I would love to find someone I could share my life with and be married to. I would love children, too.’ Although she does follow this statement up with the comment ‘Hopefully they’re not as bad as I am.’