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.