Lana Del Rey Talks Courtney Love and Their 'Endless Summer Tour'
The unlikely pairing of moody pop-star, Lana Del Rey, and raw rock Queen, Courtney Love, was widely publicized. Love described it as "the queen of rage and the queen of anguish," playing together for their 'Endless Summer Tour.' It's ironic, as Del Rey has in the past professed to be a avid fan of Love's late husband, Kurt Cobain. In a new interview, Del Rey talks about the tour itself, as well as that she and Love are not as different as people think.
"Touring with Courtney was great, we have some things in common that might not be visible from the outside," the singer said to NME. "I think the most important thing I learned was that some people just have it when it comes to performing. She's totally entrancing, a born performer."
Del Rey also further expressed to the publication her new ideas for her next album, although she just released her latest, Honeymoon, this past September.
"I do have early thoughts about what I'd like to do with the album," the singer said. "My label, Interscope, is pretty flexible and open to my records coming out at any time, so I don't have that pressure. I'm just happy to be able to keep on making music I can stand behind. That's enough for me."
In an interesting turnabout another alternative act, Baltimore Shoegaze band, Wildhoney, majorly scored on a Del Rey mix-up. In a mistake made at a pressing plant the moody singer's fans were accidentally given a copy of the band's 2015 debut album, Sleep Through It, as opposed to her 2012 album, Born To Die. It's likely that the lesser know niche genre band garnered a good number of fans from the mix-up. Not that Wildhoney was doing bad before it and their song "Think Air" from their Your Face Sideways EP premiered on SPIN.