Lana Del Rey: “I Wrote Every Word On My Album ‘Born To Die'”

Published: Thursday 8th Mar 2012 by TGJ Team

Lana Del Rey is by far the most polarizing artist to debut within the last ten years. After receiving bad press/reviews for ‘Born To Die’ and its subsequent live performances the 25-year-old threatened to never record another song again.

Now after the LP’s breakaway chart success and cult-like appeal, Del Rey is singing a much different tune–she’s punching back at the critics who claim she’s nothing more than a manufactured act with no artistic credibility.

Watch the interview in its entirety after the jump and sound-off below.

In an interview with KROQ radio station she said, “The internet right now is creating their own person for themselves to play with, but I’ve been an artist for a long time and I’ve been a writer since I was 7. I can’t do much else.”

Referring more specifically to claims that she didn’t write much of  ‘Born to Die’, she revealed: “I wrote every word on my album. There’s only one line I didn’t write in ‘Diet Mountain Dew’ and one in ‘Lolita’.”

It’s super refreshing to hear she wrote 99.9% of her album, especially in this day in age when writing credits can just as easily be purchased or faked.

Honestly, if you haven’t purchased your copy of ‘Born To Die’ you’re really missing out. While it’s not the most dynamic album, it’s certainly the most sublime. From the vivid pictures and elaborate stories Dey Rey’s lyrics relay, to her one of a kind singing technique, ‘Die’ is without a doubt a future Grammy Award-winning album.

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  1. KAT DELUNA FAN March 8, 2012

    So ? she wants a cookie?

    This the least an artist is suppose to do,unfortunetly today it’s f***** different story.But nowasday,the music industry doesnt care if you can sing,dance,write a song ..They only care about a song being a hit.Even the grammys has this policy now.

    Lana good for you but you still sound like s*** live just like the other girls.So again,are we supposed to be excited?

  2. SHESDUMB March 8, 2012

    I LIKE HER VOICE, ITS JUST THAT THE SONGS SHE CLAIMS TO WRITE ARE STUPID TO ME, EVEN THE SONG TITLES. LIKE “BLUE JEANS” FOR EXAMPLE. OR “BORN TO DIE” HER MUSIC DONT MAKE MUCH SENSE TO ME, BUT I LIKE THE TONE OF HER VOICE.

  3. Jordan March 8, 2012

    What? no shade? Lol. it’s pretty solid and the production is great

  4. Girrrl March 8, 2012

    Lana Del Rey’s SNL performance was the worse one of all time. So I don’t know what “one of a king” technique you all are talking about, Rihanna sings better than her! 🙂

  5. nicoyuki March 8, 2012

    If you think rihanna has a better voice then lana then you my dear are sick in the head, this is coming from a rihanna fan. Voices like hers, and Rebecca Ferguson only come around ever so offended. I believe her, Ppl think b/c her dad is rich that she couldn’t have much to say. But you never know what Ppl go though in their life. You should never judge someone, and the story they have to tell.

  6. xedos March 9, 2012

    why you posting a white girl who i don’t even know what genre of music she does on a RNB blog? don’t she get enough white press for not doing s***

  7. JER March 9, 2012

    trust me honey it shows.

  8. 123456 March 9, 2012

    shes illuminat how she blw up

    she has a song promoting pedophilian but its unreleased anf she said she SANG fro an execvutei in a basement….more like fcuking him.

    wack ho with her whispering

  9. Mel March 9, 2012

    And? Who cares if you wrote every song? You still can’t sing live…..

  10. claudious March 10, 2012

    its so sad to read the comments on these blogs, especially the ignorant one made my XEDOS. Comparing Rihanna and Lana Del Rey is like comparing a t-shirt to a pair of shoes and saying which one is better. Completely two different types of singers and shouldnt really be compared. For those judging the girls live performances, keep in mind she came from Youtube and didnt really have any experience singing infront of huge audiences. We all know britney’s talent for singing live, or even Katy Perry’s sometimes faulty vocals yet you Stan behind them without question.
    To address the first comment on the thread, yes, you should be excited that an artist writes their own music, for all of the reasons YOU mentioned. No one does that these days. So when an artist does write 99.9% of there stuff, espeically well written lyrics, you should give em props.

  11. pooh March 27, 2012

    Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove her album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Poshicles April 25, 2012

    Really?? the comparison to Rihanna is ridiculous and just because you don’t personally like her music doesn’t mean it sucks. Her lyrics are INSANE and she wrote them. Rihanna could even write lyrics to her own songs “S&M” “Only girl in the World” “We found Love” They may be chart toppers and I love them but not genious lyric writing. for a grils so young to be able to create such dark touching lyrics that relate is amazing. Video Games is one of my favorite.

  13. NUMBERONE August 23, 2012

    I love Lana Del Rey’s music! I relate to every one of her songs on a personal level, the titles of her songs might be odd, but the lyrics are deep and about real life and experiences that most people will have at some point. She add’s a modern twist with her lingo to her nostalgic voice and retro style. I went to her last show in LA and she was amazing! No lip sync, all live and it was great! There is always going to be HATERS out there, so… Let the haters hate!!

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