Lana Del Rey spoke about her experience collaborating with Taylor Swift on the song Snow on the Beach, from Swift’s latest album Midnights.
The Chemtrails Over The Country Club hitmaker, 37, revealed she didn’t know she would be the only feature on Taylor’s, 33, number, which played a part in how she decided to take on the project.
“Well, first of all, I had no idea I was the only feature (on that song),” the New York native – who is gearing up for the release of her ninth album next month – said in a new interview with Billboard.
“Had I known, I would have sung the entire second verse the way she wanted,” Lana added. “My job as a feature on a major artist’s album is to make sure I help with the production of the song, so I was more focused on the production.”
The star – born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant – also shared why it felt right for them to work together, adding that Taylor was “very adamant” that they worked together on Midnights.
Surprise: Lana Del Rey shared that she “had no idea” she would be the sole feature on Taylor Swift’s song Snow on the Beach, from Swift’s latest album Midnights; (L) Lana pictured 2022, (R) Swift pictured 2023
The Video Games singer revealed that their mutual connection with producer Jack Antonoff, 38, further inspired the collaboration.
“I liked being able to bridge that world, as Jack (Antonoff) and I work together and so do Jack and Taylor.”
Lana previously shared a similar sentiment on her private @honeymoon Instagram account, revealing that she would have sung the entire second verse had she known she was the only feature.
The two teamed up for the Midnights collab in October, with eager fans looking forward to a dynamic duet from the two.
It seems that Lana’s comments may be a response to fans who were later disappointed after hearing the song and noticing that her beautiful vocal range was very limited on the song.
Swift previously discussed her inspiration behind Snow on the Beach, sharing that it was about “falling in love with someone as they fall in love with you, in these catastrophic, fateful moments like this when you realize someone has the exact same way that you feel the same way.” moment feels.’
“You kind of look around and think, ‘Wait, is this real? Is this a dream? Is this real? Is this happening? Is this really happening?’ Kind of like what it would be like to see snow falling on a beach.”
She also praised Del Rey as “one of the greatest musical artists ever,” adding, “the fact that I get to co-exist with her is an honor and a privilege and the fact that she would be so generous to partner with me.” to work. with us on this track is something I will be grateful for for life.”
Could have been different: “If I had known, I would have sung the whole second verse the way she wanted,” revealed the Chemtrails Over The Country Club hitmaker, 37,
Focused on production: “My job as a feature on a major artist’s album is to make sure I help with the production of the song, so I was more focused on the production,” Lana explained
Missing Lana Vocals: The two teamed up for the October collaboration, but fans were disappointed that Lana’s gorgeous vocal range was so sparse on the song; In the photo 2018
Mutual friend: The Video Games singer revealed that their mutual connection with producer Jack Antonoff, 38, further inspired the collaboration: ‘I loved being able to bridge that world’; Lana in the picture with Swift and Antonoff
Elsewhere in the interview, Lana discussed her highly anticipated ninth album, Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, due out March 24.
“Eleven years ago I wanted it to be this good. Now I sing exactly what I think. I think something less grand and bombastic. Maybe at some point I’ll be able to enjoy creating a world again, but right now I’d say there’s no world building,” she said.
“This music is about thought processing. It’s very long winded. I certainly live with my neck up.’
The record follows the releases of her seventh studio album, Chemtrails over the Country Club, released on March 19, 2021, and eighth studio album, Blue Banisters, on October 22, 2021.
Despite much acclaim, Del Rey was not nominated for an award at last year’s Grammy Awards.
She has been nominated six times for one of the most coveted awards in music, but has yet to take home one.
The star achieved critical and commercial success with her second album, Born to Die, in 2012, after uploading homemade music videos of her songs, Video Games and Blue Jeans, to YouTube.
She became a household name with her polarizing performance of both songs on Saturday Night Live in 2012, ahead of the album’s release.
New tunes! Lana’s highly anticipated ninth album, Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, is due out March 24.
She’s come a long way: the singer became a household name with her polarizing performance on Saturday Night Live in 2012 ahead of the release of her second album, Born To Die