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Lana Del Rey may just be promoting her album, Ultraviolence, but lately, she’s been talking about death in every single interview she’s given. Maybe she’s trying to sell more records, but, maybe she’s really thinking about death. She’s also stated that she doesn’t care about feminism.
This is what she said about criticism, “Carl Jung said that inevitably what other people think of you becomes a small facet of your psyche, whether you want it to or not. I learned that whatever I did elicited an opposite response, so I’m sure ‘Money, Power, Glory’ will actually resonate with people as being what I really do want. I already know what’s coming, so it’s O.K. to explore irony and bitterness.”
A clarification on her feminism POV, “If my choice is to, I don’t know, be with alot of men, or if I enjoy a really physical relationship, I don’t think that’s necessarily being anti-feminist. For me the argument of feminism never really should have come into the picture. Because I don’t know too much about the history of feminism, and so I’m not really a relevant person to bring into the conversation. Everything I was writing was so autobiographical, it could really only be a personalanalysis.”
Then she talked to the NYT about death. She agrees that her videos have often been “exploring ways to die,” she said, adding, “I love the idea that it’ll all be over. It’s just a relief, really. I’m scared to die, but I want to die.”
Then some more death commentary to the Guardian, “I wish I was dead already. I do! I don’t want to have to keep doing this. But I am.” Do what? Make music? “Everything. That’s just how I feel. If it wasn’t that way, then I wouldn’t say it. I would be scared if I knew [death] was coming, but … Family members will come on the road with me and say: ‘Wow, your life is just like a movie!’” she says at one point. “And I’m like: ‘Yeah, a really f–ked-up movie.’”
The fact that she sounds pretty much depressed in these interviews makes us wonder about her well-being. She seems indifferent, which makes us worry.