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Lana Del Rey reportedly working with 'Video Games' co-writer for first time since 2012

Songwriter Justin Parker also wrote early hits 'Born To Die' and 'National Anthem'

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Lana Del Rey is believed to be working with songwriter Justin Parker, who previously wrote early hits 'Video Games', 'Born To Die' and 'National Anthem' with her, on new material.

Parker – who has writing and production credits on Rihanna's 'Stay' and Bat For Lashes' 'Laura' – last worked together in 2012 for the singer's 'Paradise' EP.

Having released two albums since their last collaboration (2014's 'Ultraviolence' and this year's 'Honeymoon'), Del Rey has now been pictured in the studio with Parker again.

It is not yet known whether the pair worked on new music or if a possible collaboration will lead to any release.

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Lana Del Rey released latest album 'Honeymoon' in September.

In a recent Billboard interview, Del Rey opened up about her struggles with anxiety and revealed she has a phobia of death.

"It’s hard for me sometimes to think about going on when I know we’re going to die. Something happened in the last three years, with my panic [attacks]... It got worse," she said.

"I’ve always been prone to it. I remember being four years old and I’d just seen a show on TV where the person was killed. And I turned to my parents and said, 'Are we all going to die?' They said 'Yes', and I was totally distraught! I broke down in tears and said, 'We have to move!'

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"I saw a therapist – three times. But I’m really most comfortable sitting in that chair in the studio, writing or singing," she added.

Asked whether having children would "chill her out", Del Rey replied: "I don’t think so, but... Sometimes you just want to be able to enjoy the view. I think I’m really like my mother, in the sense that I make small lists. To calm myself down. I reward myself."

"You know, 'If I finish this, then I’ll do that' – I’ll go for a walk on the beach or swim in the ocean. I go for swims and am actually shocked I do that. Because one thing I’m terrified of is sharks."

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