Lana Del A Trump-Era Album Asks Is It the End of America?
Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey is set to release her fourth studio album,A Lust for Life, which includes an ode about feeling less safe under President Donald Trump thatA asks: Is it the end of an era /A Is it the end of America?
On the song When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing, Del ReyA toldA PitchforkA she was posing a real question to myself: Could this be the end of an era? The fall of Rome?
Del Reya s songs usually deal with the same themes: failed love, life, death, and drugs. She caught heat in 2014 after sheA toldA an interviewer I wish I were dead already.
A few years ago, the New York nativeA saidA she didna t find feminism interesting. But Trumpa s election made it necessary, the singer says, to write songs that raise questions about abortion and birth control.
Because things have shifted culturally. Ita s more appropriate now than under the Obama administration, where at least everyone I knew felt safe. It was a good time. We were on the up-and-up, Del ReyA said.
Women started to feel less safe under this administration instantly. What if they take away Planned Parenthood? What if we cana t get birth control? she asked in an interview withA Pitchfork. Now, when people ask me those questions, I feel a little differently. The reason why I asked Stevie Nicks to be on the record is because she changes when her environment changes, and Ia m like that as well.
The Young and Beautiful singer says she feels less safe than I did when Obama was president.
When you have a leader at the top of the pyramid who is casually being loud and funny about things like that, ita s brought up character defects in people who already have the propensity to be violent towards women, Del Rey explained. I saw it right away in L.A. Walking down the street, people would just say things to you that I had never heard.
WhileA Lust for LifeA is due out July 21, the record has apparentlyA leaked a news that caused the 32-year-old singer to lash out at some of her more impatientA fans.
After one Twitter user told Del Rey that her album had leaked, the singer replied: You little f**kers.