Lana Del Rey has spoken out about the spate of song leaks she’s suffered recently.
Earlier this week (August 15), a previously unheard song by the singer called ‘True Love On The Side’ appeared online. It followed other leaked Lana Del Rey tracks ‘Black Beauty’, ‘Queen Of Disaster’, ‘Maha Maha’ and ‘So Legit’, which have all come in the wake of her debut album, last year’s ‘Born To Die’.
Explaining why she’s become the victim of so many leaks, Del Rey told Radio.com: “To be honest, what really happened was, three years ago somebody remotely accessed my hard drive, so even songs I’ve never emailed to myself [were accessed]. There are hundreds of them.”
However, Del Rey also revealed that some of the leaked songs don’t date from this early period of her career. “Well some of them were, but some of them, like ‘Black Beauty’, weren’t…” she said.
Explaining that the leaks could affect her new album’s tracklisting, Del Rey admitted: “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. Each time I write… I’ll never write a song if I don’t think it’s going to be perfect for the record.”
Del Rey also said that she was working on the album “until my record got leaked last week, ’cause my life is like completely invaded. But yeah, I’m writing songs that I really like right now. They’re really low-key and stripped back, all sort of West Coast inspired.”
She then said of the forthcoming album: “I want to work with Lou Reed, and I’d like to kind of keep things low-key and cool.”