Lana Del Rey has been vocal about her “Summertime Sadness,” but her latest statements are nothing short of alarming.
In a new interview with “The Guardian” in the U.K., the 27-year-old singer said flat-out, “I wish I was dead already.”
Pushed further, she explained to the paper, “I do! I don’t want to have to keep doing this. But I am… 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…”
The singer identifies strongly with Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse, two celebrated but tragic figures. Cobain and Winehouse, as well as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, are members of the so-called 27 Club, as they all passed away at that age.
Del Rey is releasing her third studio album, “Ultraviolence,” this week, and she also weighed in on contemporaries like Miley, Lorde and Lady Gaga.
“Well, maybe those people are provocateurs. But I’m really not and never have been,” she tells “The Guardian.” “I don’t think there’s any shock value in my stuff – well, maybe the odd disconcerting lyric – but I think other people probably deserve the criticism, because they’re eliciting it.”
Read more of her interview over at theguardian.com.