For starters, you won’t see Del Rey pay attention to her detractors. “I’m pretty much switched off from it,” she said. “What other people have been saying doesn’t have anything to do with me because I never gave any long interviews to anyone. Ever. Everything is basically fiction.”
Lana Del Rey also discussed the control she exercises over her musical choices. “If you consider the definition of authenticity, it’s saying something and actually doing it,” she explained. “I write my own songs. I made my own videos. I pick my producers. Nothing goes out without my permission. It’s all authentic.”
Glynis Selina Arban captured Lana Del Rey in a dreamlike editorial to accompany her Complex magazine interview. Check out those photos below, and read the full Complex cover story here.