Such a troubled soul, this Lana Del Rey. In her profile for The Guardian, she shares some details about her album Ultraviolence which drops in a few short days on 16 June (UK) and 17 June (US). She said that the late Lou Reed was supposed to appear on the album's song 'Brooklyn Baby', but he passed away the day that they were going to record. She said "I took the red eye, touched down at 7am … and two minutes later he died."

Later on in that same profile, she claims that she wants to die. Writer Tim Jonze inquired "if she sees an early death as glamorous" and her response was "I don't know. Ummm, yeah," before remarking "I wish I was dead already." Naturally, Jonze tells Lana that she doesn't mean that, and her response was "I do! I don't want to have to keep doing this. But I am."

He then asks her "Do what? Make music?", and she answers "Everything. 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 also feels that criticism thrown her way is "personal" as opposed to sexist, because when you compare her career to the likes of Miley Cyrus, Lily Allen, and Lorde, she isn't a "true provocateur." "I don't think there's any shock value in my stuff – well, maybe the odd disconcerting lyric – but I think other people probably deserve the criticism, because they're eliciting it." Hopefully with the release of Ultraviolence, things will turn around for her.