Lana Del Rey and Kurt Cobain Are “True Musical Geniuses”

Courtney Love showered Lana Del Rey with the final word reward in a brand new interview, likening the pop singer to her late husband Kurt Cobain.

“Lana and Kurt are the one two true musical geniuses I’ve ever recognized,” Love stated throughout an look on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast (by way of Stereogum). “And by that I imply they’ll Spielberg something.” Love particularly cited Lana Del Rey reciting Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and Nirvana protecting Meat Puppets on MTV Unplugged as examples of how the 2 musicians “Spielberged” it.

“[Del Rey’s] received the integrity that Kurt had,” Love added. “The one two individuals I do know that I can say… By the way in which, [Michael] Stipe? Bono? Sure, these are those that I do know and love. Billie Joe [Armstrong], certain. However Lana? She’s received a magic factor. And she or he’s not even fucked up.”

Love went on to recall how she launched Del Rey to Joni Mitchell, which knowledgeable the creation of Del Rey’s traditional album, Norman Fucking Rockwell!

“She described a file she needed to make to me, and I’m like, ‘Oh you imply Hissing Of Summer season Lawns.’ She’s like, ‘What’s that?’ I’m like, ‘It’s a Joni Mitchell file.’ She’s like, ‘Who’s that?’” Love proceeded to present Del Rey “all of the Joni” music and it “modified her fucking entire factor.”

“My boomer rock critic associates are calling after Norman Rockwell, ‘Hey your good friend, she’s fairly good…’ And I stated to her, ‘Welcome to the Thunderdome, Ms. Del Rey.’ Even Springsteen! He goes, ‘She’s our best songwriter.’” In response, Love advised Del Rey, “don’t go insane,” and Del Rey didn’t as a result of “she received out of the overculture. She deleted all her social. Fuck that shit.”

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Elsewhere within the interview, Love previewed her upcoming solo album. One of many tracks, “Kill Fuck Marry,” was impressed by Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s latest trial. One other new track known as “Justice For Kurt” addresses conspiracists who declare she was liable for his demise, however she finally selected to go away it off the album as “it will swallow your complete narrative.” She additionally revealed that she’s at the moment on good phrases with Nirvana’s surviving members (“Our youngsters are gonna be doing enterprise collectively, their youngsters are gonna be doing enterprise…”), and recalled turning down Brad Pitt’s supply to play Cobain in a biopic within the early 2000s.

You possibly can take heed to the complete interview beneath.

Del Rey is ready to launch her new album, Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Underneath Ocean Blvd, on March tenth, 2023. Stream the Jack Antonoff-produced title observe right here.



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