In the new issue of Dazed, Lana Del Rey sits down for an explosive, fascinating phone call with Courtney Love. The two talk about everything from the making of Lana's 2012 single, "Blue Jeans," to all the strange rumors surrounding trailer homes, and buying records in Portland. Below, we've compiled some of our favorite takeaways from their conversation and, yes, one of them is that The Weeknd will be featured on Lana's forthcoming album, Lust for Life.
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Lana doesn't want a perfectly polished pop sound.
"I actually don't love a glossy production. If I want a bit of that retro feel, like that spring reverb or that Elvis slap, sometimes if you send it to an outside mixer they might try and dry things up a bit and push them really hard on top of the mix so it sounds really pop. And Born to Die did have a slickness to it, but, in general, I have an aversion to things that sound glossy all over--you have to pick and choose."
She's a girl who loves her Ira Glass.
"I didn't find any good music until I was right out of high school, and I think that was just because, coming from the north country, we got country, we got NPR, and we got MTV. "
She regrets making her trailer home public at the beginning of her career.
"Oh, I don't even know if I should have said to anyone that I was living in that trailer in New Jersey but, stupidly, I did this interview from the trailer, in 2008."
Though she's a true Los Angeles girl, Lana isn't afraid of Brexit.
"If I could live anywhere in the world other than LA, I'd live in London. In the back of my mind, I always feel like I could maybe end up there."
She's collaborating for the first time on Lust for Life.
"I did something I haven't ever done, which is not that big of a deal, but I have a couple of collabs on this record."
(She's mentioned before that Sean Lennon and The Weeknd are both featured on the record).