Lana Del Rey Is Using Meditative Automatic Singing To Create New Album
Lana Del Rey covers W Magazine’s “The Music Issue,” set for release on May 25th.
Inside the magazine, the six-time Grammy Award-nominated singer discussed her current process and how it differs from the creation of 2015’s Honeymoon.
Del Rey said, “I’ve been practicing meditative automatic singing, where I don’t filter anything. I’ll just sing whatever comes to mind into my Voice Notes app. It’s not perfect, obviously…When I’m automatic singing, I don’t have the time and leisure to think about things in terms of colors. It’s very cerebral. In Honeymoon, there were so many color references…For this new music, there’s none of that at all. It’s more just like: I’m angry. The songs are very conversational…It’s a very wordy album. So there’s no room for color. It’s almost like I’m typing in my mind.”
She admitted that she isn’t as “rich with ideas” as she once was and added, “Now I need someone to force me into the studio. Ideas don’t even come to me in the car anymore, my favorite place.”