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Lana Del Rey on forthcoming sixth studio album

Lana Del Rey has opened up in a new interview about wanting to originally be in a band.

The 34-year-old singer-songwriter confessed that before she was launched into the spotlight, she wanted to be the lead singer of a group but was discouraged by her label and management who "absolutely" wanted her to be a solo artist.

"I wanted to be a band, but the label I was with and the team I had around me absolutely wanted me to be a solo artist."

Del Rey went on to speak about her forthcoming sixth studio album, Norman F****** Rockwell, after the renowned painter and illustrator whose works were known for their reflection of American culture.

She said that the album and its name were influenced by the "creative types" in her own life.

"[The album] is about this guy who is a genius artist, but he knows it and won't shut up about it.

"So often I have ended up with these creative types, and they just go on. And I'm, like, 'Yeah, yeah', but there's merit to that, also.

"They are so good. And I just like the track so much, I went, 'OK, I want the record to be called that too,'"  She explained to The Sunday Times Culture magazine.

She also revealed the inspiration behind her pseudonym, explaining that she wanted a glamorous name to reflect the slow and sultry style of her music, adding: "My music is cinematic, so we wanted a name that reflected the glamour of the sound."

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