Lana Del Rey talks Ann Powers, Greta Thunberg and more with the LA Times

Oct 03, 2019 11:26

"She's a little weird," said Rock Hall of Famer Stevie Nicks of pal Lana Del Rey, above in Los Angeles, "and she likes being a little weird. She's a real artist." (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

• On a possible covers album: "Somewhere in the back of my mind, I've been coordinating this concept covers album called Pacific Blue. It would be a very low-key thing, like acoustic Beach Boys stuff, Elvis, Chris Isaak. People usually think your career is over when you record a covers album or a Christmas album. But my musician friends and I are always playing covers. We could probably do that album in a week."

• On her response to Ann Powers: "In the piece, she said that I'd overcome something, and the way she said it one can only assume she meant I'd overcome child abuse. I'm like, 'Don't bring kids into it. Even if it's me.' And I've never said anything about that.

"I've put a lot of stuff out there on the table. But I've been very appropriate in other ways. I'm not throwing everything out there on the table for a reason. Mostly because my family is big and they're here. I don't go there. So it's like, 'Why do you think that you're going to be the one to put that out there?'

"By the way, I didn't know she was a big journalist. It probably would have been a good time to exercise some restraint. But I felt that she wasn't taking me seriously."

• On her date with Sean "Sticks" Larkin: "I didn't know we were being photographed. I would've worn something different... It's funny because I was with someone for years and we never had that problem. [...] He's a good cop. He gets it. He sees both sides of things."

• On Greta Thunberg: "I was so inspired by [her]... it's interesting when people say how 'angry' she is. I think one of the reasons that climate-change advocates haven't made more progress is because they are kindhearted. It's not the Trumpian way of the iron fist. It's very interesting to see someone who's so young come off as so angry, and then see people's reactions. I'm sure she smiles and is nice to her family, but why should she smile at people who are killing the planet? I really like when she said something to the effect of, 'I don't want to hear you say that we understand and we hear you. Because if that were really true, it would mean you were evil, because you're not taking any action.' I think that line also sums up the #MeToo movement... and every cultural shift we've been experiencing lately."

Lana Del Rey. That's it. That's the tweet.
- Los Angeles Times (@latimes) October 3, 2019

Perfeita! Lana Del Rey para a 'LA TIMES'
- Lana Del Rey Nation (@Ldrnationbrasil) October 3, 2019

Lately, Lana Del Rey has been thinking a lot about her voice, how much power it has and how she ought to use it to speak up for herself.
- Los Angeles Times (@latimes) October 3, 2019

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