Lana Del A�Trump-Era Album Asks a�?Is It the End of America?
Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey is set to release her fourth studio album,A�Lust for Life, which includes an ode about feeling a�?less safea�? under President Donald Trump thatA�asks: a�?Is it the end of an era /A�Is it the end of America?a�?
On the song a�?When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing,a�? Del ReyA�toldA�PitchforkA�she a�?was posing a real question to myself: Could this be the end of an era? The fall of Rome?a�?
Del Reya��s songs usually deal with the same themes: failed love, life, death, and drugs. She caught heat in 2014 after sheA�toldA�an interviewer a�?I wish I were dead already.a�?
A few years ago, the New York nativeA�saidA�she didna��t find feminism interesting. But Trumpa��s election made it necessary, the singer says, to write songs that raise questions about abortion and birth control.
a�?Because things have shifted culturally. Ita��s more appropriate now than under the Obama administration, where at least everyone I knew felt safe. It was a good time. We were on the up-and-up,a�? Del ReyA�said.
a�?Women started to feel less safe under this administration instantly. What if they take away Planned Parenthood? What if we cana��t get birth control?a�? she asked in an interview withA�Pitchfork. a�?Now, when people ask me those questions, I feel a little differently. The reason why I asked Stevie Nicks to be on the record is because she changes when her environment changes, and Ia��m like that as well.a�?
The a�?Young and Beautifula�? singer says she feels a�?less safe than I did when Obama was president.a�?
a�?When you have a leader at the top of the pyramid who is casually being loud and funny about things like that, ita��s brought up character defects in people who already have the propensity to be violent towards women,a�? Del Rey explained. a�?I saw it right away in L.A. Walking down the street, people would just say things to you that I had never heard.a�?
WhileA�Lust for LifeA�is due out July 21, the record has apparentlyA�leaked online a�� news that caused the 32-year-old singer to lash out at some of her more impatientA�fans.
After one Twitter user told Del Rey that her album had leaked, the singer replied: a�?You little f**kers.a�?