The “Born to Die” singer is, to put it lightly, sad — especially in her recent sit-down with The Guardian, during which she talks about the album features such dejectedly titled tracks as “Sad Girl,” “Cruel World” and “F—ked My Way to the Top.”
After Lana had listed as her chief inspirations Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse — both of whom died at the age of 27 — writer Tim Jonze asked if she sees a certain glamour in dying young.
“I don’t know. Ummm, yeah,” the 27-year-old said. “I wish I was dead already.”
After Jonze insisted “Don’t say that,” she replied: “I do! I don’t want to have to keep doing this. But I am… That’s just how I feel. If it wasn’t that way, then I wouldn’t say it. I would be scared if I knew [death] was coming, but …”
She goes on to reject everything fame has brought her — the money, the lavish hotels, the popularity- — in her words “everything.”
“Family members will come on the road with me and say, ’Wow, your life is just like a movie!'” she said. “And I’m like, ’Yeah, a really f–ked-up movie.'”
One particularly dark storyline in that movie came earlier this year, when she took a red-eye to New York City to record the just-released “Brooklyn Baby” with former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed the very day he died.
“I took the red eye, touched down at 7am,” she said, “and two minutes later he died.”