Lana Del Rey has revealed that she has recorded a full covers album of country songs, which will undoubtedly be music to the ears of her army of avid fans.
Del Rey’s seventh-studio album, Chemtrails Over The Country Club, arrives on March 19th through Interscope Records, and the singer has been speaking about how country music is a theme that has consistently existed within her records. The singer-songwriter has not only revealed that she has recorded an album’s worth of country covers but that on top of that, there is another collection of “other folk songs” ready to be released.
Speaking about her relationship with country music, Del Rey noted, “I went back and listened to ‘Ride’ and ‘Video Games’ and thought, you know they’re kind of country,” she said in the print edition of MOJO, which is available on newsstands now. “I mean, they’re definitely not pop,” she added.
The singer then continued: “Maybe the way ‘Video Games’ got remastered, they’re pop – but there’s something Americana about it for sure. So let’s see how these things come out – I’m not going to have pedal steel guitar on every single thing, but it is easy for me to write.”
In the same interview, Del Rey remembered when she heard the tragic news on July 23rd 2011, when Amy Winehouse tragically passed away due to alcohol poisoning. This same day was poignant for another reason for Del Rey, who received her first-ever review and that high she felt immediately stopped after hearing the news about Winehouse’s death.
“I had 10 seconds of the most elated feeling, and then the news everywhere, on all of the televisions, was that Amy had died on her front steps and I was like no. NO,” the singer told MOJO in a recent interview. “Everyone was watching, mesmerised, but I personally felt like I didn’t even want to sing anymore,” she added.
Del Rey also spoke about how she loved the early days of her career and the anonymity that came with it compared to today’s global fame. “I maybe thought about Broadway. You’d get like a hundred dollars for singing background on records that would lead to nowhere,” she said.