Lana Del Rey has downplayed claims that actor James Franco will publish an entire book about her.
Franco is believed to have written about the singer alongside award-winning writer David Shields. It was previously reported that Flip-Side: Real And Imaginary Conversations With Lana Del Rey would be released in March 2016.
The singer, however, has refuted these reports. She told Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 radio show on Monday (August 10): “I guess I was surprised there was a book. I haven’t seen it. And I don’t think it’s gonna come out. It’s a cool idea – I think we definitely wanna be in on it and have time.”
Del Rey continued to state that she does indeed admire Franco’s work and “became friends” with him recently. “He’s someone I artistically look up to. That scenario is rare,” she said.
Franco had previously penned a short essay about Del Rey for V Magazine, writing: “When I watch her stuff, when I listen to her stuff, I am reminded of everything I love about Los Angeles. I am sucked into a long gallery of Los Angeles cult figurines, and cult people, up all night like vampires and bikers.”
“The only difference between Lana and me is her haunting voice. That carries everything. The voice is the central axle around which the spokes of everything else extend.”
Lana Del Rey shared her new single on Monday, titled ‘High By The Beach’. She told Zane Lowe of the track: “It’s a little like a hip-hop record. It started with the chorus. I was driving by the beach a lot. This was probably one of the last ones on the record… Even with the harmonies, it almost sounded monotone. But with the beat, it has this trap influence.”
Del Rey’s forthcoming new album ‘Honeymoon’ follows on from 2014’s ‘Ultraviolence’ and is expected to be released in September.
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