Bruce Springsteen discusses his admiration for Lana Del Rey
Bruce Springsteen has yet again reiterated his admiration for Lana Del Rey. The singer, it’s safe to say, has a huge fan in The Boss after he previously labelled her “one of the best songwriters in the country” — high praise considering Springsteen himself is still so highly regarded in that space.
Springsteen was making an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote his latest record and documentary when he began to discuss Del Rey. The conversation then spiralled into a wider conversation about music which gave The Boss another opportunity to profess his admiration for the singer-songwriter.
What’s more, it isn’t the first time that he has sent praise Del Rey’s way after he played ‘Video Games’ on the July edition of his show. “I am a Lana Del Rey fan,” he said during that broadcast, before adding, “This is a singer and song that reminds me of the hot, humid, and sultry summer nights and the girls that went with them.”
“Lana is simply one of the best songwriters in the country, as we speak. She just creates a world of her own and invites you in. So a big favourite of mine, the lovely Lana Del Rey,” Springsteen then eulogised in awe of Del Rey.
When Colbert asked what album he has recently listened to from start to finish, it was an easy answer for Springsteen who said, “I listen to Lana Del Rey’s Norman Fucking Rockwell album. I just love her writing. It’s cinematic. Her album’s great.”
While he had Springsteen’s company, comedian Colbert also needed to find out The Boss’ favourite Bob Dylan song, to which the iconic musician managed to narrow ot down to just three. “You’ve got to put ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ in there just because it’s a history, culture-changing piece of music,” he said. “And it’s also really a fantastic rock and roll song. So that I’d have to put in there.” He also named ‘Visions of Johanna’ and ‘Ring Them Bells’ as his other two picks.
Check out Colbert shooting the breeze with Springsteen, below.