Lana Del Rey believes Donald Trump mirrors the wider culture.
The singer said in an upcoming interview with Q magazine she is gaining creatively from the cultural ‘damage’ of the presidency, as well as threats to the environment.
Lana, 34, said it is time for a concerted effort to tackle both the US president and the changing climate.
Bold statement: Lana Del Rey, 34, speaking in an interview with Q magazine, believes Donald Trump mirrors the wider culture
The singer, who dazzled in a series of photos for the publication, was recently given the Song of the Decade title at the Q Awards for her hit Video Games.
In one shot, the star held a bunch of daisies aloft as she rocked a rose-themed blouse, whilst in others, she donned a loose pink sweater and jeans and a floral night shirt.
Lana’s recent work has explored more expansive subjects, and tackled the current state of America.
Bright: Lana, who rocked a rose-themed blouse in one photo, believes she is gaining creatively from the cultural ‘damage’ of the presidency, as well as threats to the environment
On President Trump, she told Q magazine: ‘What I like about it is that it’s mirroring our tiny microcosms. It’s so-what culture. I f***** you over? So what?
‘I’m going to run away with your money anyway. Trump is reflective of that culture. I mean, he was elected.
‘It’s no coincidence that it is all happening at this late stage of our climate crises.
‘People at the forefront of fighting climate change are so lovely. Do people listen to lovely voices?’
Impressive: Lana was recently given the Song of the Decade title at the Q Awards for her hit Video Games
Despite opposing Mr Trump and despairing of environmental change, Lana believes she has gained creatively from her cultural context.
She said: ‘It’s definitely no coincidence that I’m gaining clarity in the midst of crises.
‘I think chaos brings that: lots of “good to know” moments. Like “Oh! That entire group of people feel the same way? I had no idea.”
Lana was speaking in an interview with Q Magazine, which is out on Tuesday
She added: ‘It’s a time for concerted effort. If just the needle could shift, be it in terms of the climate crises or impeachment.
‘Then, it’s a question of the damage done, culturally and environmentally.’
The interview comes after the star’s fifth major studio album, Norman F**king Rockwell, was received well by critics after its release in August.
Produced by Jack Antonoff, who also teamed up with Taylor Swift on her new album Lover, has scored a solid 88 percent on Metacritic and 98 percent from Google users.
Pitchfork named it the Best New Music, with Jenn Pelly writing: ‘On her elegant and complex fifth album, Lana Del Rey sings exquisitely of freedom and transformation and the wreckage of being alive. It establishes her as one of America’s greatest living songwriters.’
NME claim the record is ‘nothing short of stunning’, while Rolling Stone hailed the 11-track offering as ‘even more massive and majestic than everyone hoped it would be… a tour of sordid American dreams’.
Despite opposing Mr Trump and despairing of environmental change, Lana believes she has gained creatively from her cultural context
Good show: The star’s new album, Norman F**king Rockwell, was received well by critics after its release in August
The album contains provocative lyrics which mention fellow music star Kanye West.
The singer-songwriter addressed the line ‘Kanye West is blonde and gone’ from her song The Greatest, saying she didn’t write the words to ‘elicit a response.’
Lana famously called Kanye out on Twitter over his support of President Trump last year.
When asked if Kanye had reached out, Lana replied: ‘No. Gratefully, no.’
The song Looking for America is a response to the American mass shooting crisis, and a number of the songs allude to the #MeToo movement.
‘If there wasn’t a time for protest music, there absolutely is now,’ she told The New York Times.
No reply necessary: Lana famously called Kanye out on Twitter over his support of President Trump last year
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