This Friday, Lana Del Rey drops her fifth major label album, “Norman ____ Rockwell!.” The piece can be described as a "mood" album as it's an album without any particular big song. Lana told ALT's Harms, that it's more like a "turn on leave in living room," record. Most of the tracks were written in the car as that is the places that Rey feels most creative if she's driving for more than an hour.
"I am a little bit of that kind of person where I sort of need to leave the middle of the culture..to really keep my finger on the pulse of it."
If you'll recall, last year, Lana took to social media to comment on rapper Kanye West's support for President Donald Trump. She commented under an Instagram post of Kanye's writing:
"Trump becoming our president was a loss for the country but your support of him is a loss for the culture," she wrote. "I can only assume you relate to his personality on some level. Delusions of Grandeur, extreme issues of narcissism -- none of which would be a talking point if we weren't speaking about the man leading our country.
"If you think it's alright to support someone who believes it's OK to grab a woman by the p**** just because he's famous-then you need an intervention as much as he does."
In her new song, "The Greatest," she uses that space to comment on the culture that she has observed and sings, “Kanye West is blonde and gone.”
When asked how important the state of California is to her, Lana stated that a lot of her time is spent on the road driving from the bay area and SoCal where she soaks up all the creativity. However, as a creative being, she's able to find creativity wherever she is, commenting on her past life in New York City.
After spending 15 years figure skating, the Young and Beautiful singer is now dedicating her time to rollerblading.
"Well, I thought I could rollerblade. I brought rollerblades to the set and I was like, 'watch me!'"
Turns out rollerblading may not be her thing, but one can appreciate Lana's willingness to pick up new creative work.