Singer's label president says 'loads of brilliant tracks' are already lined-up for 'Born To Die' follow-up
Ferdy Unger-Hamilton, president of Lana Del Rey‘s record label Polydor, has said that the singer already has “three albums’-worth of songs” in the bag for the follow-up to her debut ‘Born To Die’.
Speaking to Music Week, Unger-Hamilton said that the singer is a “talented writer and a remarkable lyricist” and already has new songs written for a deluxe edition of ‘Born To Die’.
Asked what the singer had in reserve, he said: “She had three CDs’-worth of songs written, with loads of brilliant tracks – enough for us to do the album and a deluxe [edition] and still have stuff left for later records. She’s a really talented writer and a remarkable lyricist.”
Hamilton added that he believed the singer’s career would have been “a disaster” if she hadn’t been able to prove that she had material to match her debut single ‘Video Games’, as the hype would have been too much to handle.
He said of this: “This all started because of the power of a song. As we speak, ‘Video Games’ has spent eight or nine weeks in the UK Top 20. This project would have undoubtedly been a disaster with that much attention if she didn’t have 60 or so songs written when we signed her.”
Lana Del Rey’s debut album ‘Born To Die’, which has sold over 900,000 copies worldwide since its release, is expected to be deposed from the top of the Official UK Album Chart on Sunday (February 19) by Emeli Sande.