Singer Lana Del Rey reportedly stated in an interview which was released last Thursday that she wished she was dead. She was talking about some of her heroes, and many of them were members of the infamous 27 club. Those are individuals who have died at the age of 27, the same age she is. They happen to include singers such as the late Kurt Cobain to suicide and Amy Winehouse to a drug overdose.
Lana stated that she wished she was dead already as she spoke. When the person interviewing her responded for her not to say that, Del Rey retorted with a “But I do,” and said that was just how she felt. She added that if it was not how she felt then she would not have said it.
The singer also revealed that she was working on a song with the title Brooklyn Baby that she had written with her boyfriend in mind. She said he had told her he wanted to work with her on some songs so she hopped on a plane and flew to New York to meet up with him. She said that she jumped on the red eye and hit the ground at 7 a.m. sharp only to find out two minutes later he had died.
Del Rey declared she did not take pleasure in being a pop star and felt that she was always being targeted by music critics although she did admit that perhaps she took the condemnation harder than she should.
With that, even though she was a performer at the wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Del Rey brooded over on why she had not attained the same level of achievement as her fellow musicians Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus. She wondered out loud if maybe they each were true provocateurs where she really was not the type and never has been. She explained there was no kind of shock value in any of her work except for maybe peculiar disconcerting lyrics, but she also believed Cyrus and Gaga probably deserved the criticism they received because they were basically provoking it.
Lana’s second album, Ultra Violence, is scheduled to arrive in stores on Tuesday. It has already been projected to sell over 100,000 copies and maybe hit close to the 200,000 mark through the week after it lands, stated both Billboard and Rolling Stone.
It has been noted in the media that Lana Del Rey has had somewhat of a tough go through the years at the hands of several music critics and here more recently with some of the fans. Regardless, both lyrically and musically, Del Rey has a core of uniqueness that is not only marvelous but it is also worthy of being celebrated. There is no one who has ever sounded like her and no one ever will.
This is just one reason it is so heartbreaking to read the words she has allegedly spoken. If she feels the way she does than it is truly sobering indeed. If Del Rey really wishes she was dead, someone must get the woman professional help immediately or she just might become another member of the infamous 27 club. She may be crying out for help and someone near to her, hopefully, is listening.
By Kimberly Ruble