Lana Del Rey Reveals Struggle with Alcohol Addiction in NYLON November 2013
While rocking designer duds from Levi's and Anna Sui for the Marvin Scott Jarrett-shot spread, the "Summertime Sadness" hitmaker dished about her relationship with Barrie-James O'Neill and revealed details about her new album.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Del Rey's Q&A session below. For more, be sure to visit NYLON!
"[Kurt Cobain is] a big part of our daily conversation. Jeff Buckley is another big inspiration. And Jim Morrison - I mean, we talk about these people like we know them. They're a part of our relationship. We always say, 'All of our friends are dead, and they never knew us.' I'm lucky to have met someone who feels that way, too."
On her haters:
"It's important to have a good relationship with yourself when you become well known [...] People will say a lot of things, and you'll start to wonder if they're true. But then you have to go back to all of those little truths and kernels you found along the way that remind you: You are where you're supposed to be."
On her struggles with alcohol:
"Sometimes when I write about my feelings, about what sounds like a person, I'm actually writing about the way I felt when I was completely inebriated, which was really good - until it wasn't working for me anymore [...] Thinking about not drinking forever was very scary, but once I did it wasn't hard anymore because I had all of these miracles happen that let me know I was on exactly the right path."
On her next album:
"When people ask me about it, I just have to be honest - I really don't know [...] I don't want to say, 'Yeah, definitely - the next one's better than this one,' because I don't really hear a next one. My muse is very fickle. She only comes to me sometimes, which is annoying."
Photo Credit: Marvin Scott Jarrett for NYLON