Lana Del Rey Covers ‘Billboard,’ Talks New Album & Following Her Muse

Mike Wass | August 22, 2019 1:34 pm
Lana Del Rey Drops 'Doin' Time'
LDR releases a cover of Sublime's summery '90s hit, 'Doin' Time.'

With the release of Norman Fucking Rockwell just over a week away, Lana Del Rey gets in some last minute promo via a Billboard cover. The ever-evolving hitmaker serves baby doll looks against old Hollywood backdrops in the glamorous shoot, and opens up about her mercurial sound in the accompanying interview. “Some people really are trying to get in the mix of the zeitgeist, and that is just not my MO,” she admits. “My little heart’s path has such a distinct road that it’s almost taking me along for the ride… it’s truly ethereal, and it’s a huge pain in the ass.”

Lana then talks about the response to her passion for experimentation. “Sometimes with women, there was so much criticism if you weren’t just one way that was easily metabolized and decipherable,” the 34-year-old reveals. As it turns out, the “Doin’ Time” singer is just a passenger on her musical journey. “I feel very much that writing is not my thing: I’m writing’s thing,” Lana explains. “When the writing has got me, I’m on its schedule. But when it leaves me alone, I’m just at Starbucks, talking shit all day.”

Read the full cover story here. Norman Fucking Rockwell drops on August 30. Pre-order your copy here.

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