Lana Del Rey: 'I don't really hear a second album'

The 'Born To Die' artist admits that she is struggling with writing her next LP

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Lana Del Rey has revealed her struggle with writing the follow-up to her debut album, 2012's 'Born To Die'.

The singer-songwriter has said "I don't really hear" a second album. Speaking to Nylon about working on her new LP, she commented: "When people ask me about it, I just have to be honest - I really don't know... I don't want to say, 'Yeah, definitely - the next one's better than this one,' because I don't really hear a next one. My muse is very fickle. She only comes to me sometimes, which is annoying."

Lana Del Rey recently confused fans by referring to her upcoming short film 'Tropico' as "the farewell project". The singer announced 'Tropico' this summer, writing on Twitter: "TROPICO - a 30 minute film coming to a city near you." She also unveiled a poster for the film crediting director Anthony Mandler, who worked with the singer on her 'Ride' video last year, and four music producers including Rick Rubin.

In August, the singer used Twitter to unveil a new poster for 'Tropico' before writing: "I can't wait to see you at our premiers for Tropico at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and in NYC." She then posted the following rather ambiguous tweet: "Looking forward to seeing you for the farewell project. I adore you and thank you for inspiring me. TROPICO".

The tweet drew a flurry of worried replies from fans saying things like "baby explain farewell", "WHAT DO YOU MEAN FAREWELL PROJECT???" and "HOLD UPPP... FAREWELL?!?! WHAT DOES THIS EVEN MEAN". In typically enigmatic fashion, Del Rey has yet to tweet again since. She also failed to list the dates for the LA and New York premieres of 'Tropico'. However, she told Nylon about the film, saying: "It's Elvis and Jesus and Marilyn and extraterrestrials all in one."

The singer was the victim of a spate of song leaks over the summer and explained that some of them were intended for her new album. She has also admitted that the leaks could affect the album's tracklisting, saying: "I do feel discouraged, yeah. I don't really know what to put on the record. But I guess I could just put them on and see what happens."

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