Lana Del Rey Explains That “Tastes Like Pepsi Cola” Lyric

By: X. Alexander / November 10, 2012

Not everyone can taste the difference between Coke and Pepsi. But Lana Del Rey’s Scottish boyfriend sure can, apparently. The song “Cola” is all about how a certain part of her anatomy tastes like the fizzy soft drink, and not just any cola. But specifically, Pepsi. What a sophisticated palate! Hear more about how this lyric came about after the jump.

“Cola” is inspired by Lana’s boyfriend, Barrie-James O’Neill, of the band Kassidy. “I have a Scottish boyfriend, and that’s just what he says!” Lana said about the lyric, “My pussy tastes like Pepsi Cola.”

When asked if she had any reservations about the track, Lana said:

“Well, I didn’t but everyone around me did. They just thought it was really weird — nothing new here. For me that song was just so cool. Like, the guys I got to play electric guitars… and you know, the amazing surf sounds on it. And I love the way the chorus opens up and has tropical undertones. For me, the vibe of it is so good. I love it.”

Perhaps not surprisingly, Lana reveals she has also been getting a lot of Pepsi-themed fan mail. Though we somewhat doubt Lana will follow in Britney Spears’ footsteps and be asked to actually endorse the product in an official capacity.

Still, “Cola” is bound to Pepsi’s sales up a bit, right?

Find the audio of the interview here.