Lana Del Rey Talks New 'Freak' Video, Summer Festivals at Grammy Event
There will be no “Summertime Sadness” for Lana Del Rey.
The “Ultraviolence” singer will spend the summer playing festivals in Europe and Russia, including the Park Live Festival in Moscow on July 10, and she couldn’t be happier about it, she told Billboard at The Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing’s tribute to Rick Rubin.
“The festivals are the most fun. It’s open air, there are no bouncy walls so the sound is amazing and everyone is there to party,” she said. “Everyone is in a good mood.”
For now, there are no U.S. tour dates on Del Rey’s docket. Her last stateside trek, a 20-date amphitheater leg, ended last June in West Palm Beach, Fla. It preceded the release of her latest album, September’s Honeymoon, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
“I wanted Father John Misty to do something with me and he was nice enough to agree to be my leading man,” she said of the 11-minute video that includes Misty’s character dropping acid and going on a dreamy trip, draped in white-clad women.
“The whole thing was inspired by a moving Monet,” Del Rey said, adding that she recruited her sister and her sister’s friends for the clip. “We were shooting with a couple of special cameras and shooting everything in slow motion and taking a lot of time to color it.”