It's Big Read time! @LanaDelRey's new album ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’ is raising eyebrows and blowing minds. @NME's @rhian__ meets her in LA to talk America's failings, forest fires, Donald Trump – and reasons to be cheerful https://t.co/PzoiUvSqW8 pic.twitter.com/LJgVod9NFA— NME (@NME) September 6, 2019
Lana Del Rey gave a lengthy interview to NME for their weekly Big Read, during which she discussed America's failings, forest fires, Donald Trump—and reasons to be cheerful. The article is accompanied by new photos by Del Rey's sister, Chuck Grant.
• On "Looking for America": "The country was extremely heartbroken and terrified that within 24 hours we would have such big mass shootings. I was getting phone calls from people I wouldn't expect and people crying—really strong, normal people. Everyone's just really nervous about taking the family to the next parade. It sounds cliché, but it's not a joke. It was just the time [to say something]."
• On the state of the world: "The President is a reflection of the culture, the culture is a reflection of our relationship with ourselves and, of course, nature is our great reflector and equalizer. Maybe that's a bit metaphorical but it's probably no coincidence that it's raining fire everywhere. I read a caption about the Amazon that said the lungs of our world are burning. It makes me wonder what's our heart?"
• On Ariana Grande: "Ariana and I met a while ago and we text now and then... [her] baseline energy is super interesting to me. She's really fast. There's not much time between a thought and a manifestation. There's something for me to learn there."
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