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Bruce Springsteen calls Lana Del Rey "one of the best songwriters in the country"


Bruce Springsteen has been singing Lana Del Rey’s praises and has gone as far as labelling her “one of the best songwriters in the country”.

The Boss was speaking about Del Rey on his monthly Sirius XM show which 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 July 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.”

In his most recent show he then played the 2012 track ‘American’ by Del Rey which mentions Springsteen in it with the lyrics reading, “Springsteen is the king, don’t you think/ I was like, hell yeah that guy can sing.”

“She’s, uh, name-checking some guy from New Jersey in there. I’m not sure who,” The Boss playfully said following the track. “She is from New York and was raised in Lake Placid. Lake Placid, a fabulous little American town where I have spent many a lovely summer evening with my children and my family over the years.”

Adding: “And 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 eulogised.

Following Springsteen’s recent collaboration with Bon Iver on ‘AUATC‘ let’s hope that he lines up with a studio session with Del Rey next.