It is fair to say that one of the hardest things to do in the music industry, after having such a hugely successful debut album, is to follow it up with an even better album. There are not many artists over the years that have put out a second album that is better than the first.
One person who is currently working on doing just that, is Lana Del Rey, who was hugely successful with her debut album Born to Die. Lana has now been talking about her second album, saying that it is going to be a little more stripped down than the previous record.
Del Rey told BBC Newsbeat, “It’s a little more stripped down but still cinematic and dark. I’ve been working on it really slowly but I love everything I’ve done. I’ve been writing in Santa Monica and I know what the record sounds like. Now I just have to finish it. Musically I’ve worked with the same three guys.”
Lana then went on to admit that she still finds it very easy to make the videos for her songs, as she builds up a vision of what she expects the video to be like as she is writing the lyrics to her songs.
She added, “For some reason the videos are still the easiest things that come. As soon as I write the words to a song, I can paint exactly what I want the picture to look like. I have a song called Black Beauty and I’ve already talked to people about making it.”
While there is no official release date for Lana Del Rey’s follow up album, it is expected that it will be out later this year.