Lana Del Rey talks new album – hear latest single

Singer Lana Del Rey has described her soon-to-be-released new album as being “more socially aware”.

The Video Games songstress gave some hints at what to expect from the record in an interview with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2 (February 24).

“I started out thinking that the whole record was gonna have a sort of a 50s-60s feeling, kind of some kind of Shangri-Las, early Joan Baez influences,” she explained.

“But I don’t know, as the climate kept on getting more heated politically, I found lyrically everything was just directed towards that.

“So because of that, the sound just got really updated, and I felt like it was more wanting to talk to the younger side of the audience that I have.

“I guess it’s a little more socially aware. It’s kind of a global feeling.”

Speaking to Whiley, Del Rey also revealed she had been working on some songs with The Last Shadow Puppets‘ member Miles Kane.

From a rehearsal studio in LA, the singer told the radio DJ that Kane was in the room after saying she was “working on something for fun”.

She then put Kane on the phone and he said they were “just having a coffee”.

Del Rey later explained: “We’ve been writing some stuff, which has been going well.”

 Asked if it was for The Last Shadow Puppets, she responded: “No, it’s for something else we’re doing.”

Del Rey released a new track called Love last week.

You can hear it blow.

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