In a new interview with Canada's Fashion Magazine, Lana Del Rey confessed that the lukewarm reception her music makes her want to pick up the bottle again. According to Metro, she's quoted as saying:
"If you are born an artist, you have no choice but to fight to stay an artist. I feel like my work’s important, but I don’t always feel like I get respect for it…when I feel like people don’t like this music and that the 10 years I spent making what I made was not for a good reason, that makes me want to drink again."
Lana went on to say that she identifies with Lindsay Lohan and her plight.
In the past, Lana revealed she had issues with alcohol dependence as a teenager, telling GQ:
I was a big drinker at the time. I would drink every day. I would drink alone. I thought the whole concept was so fucking cool. A great deal of what I wrote on Born To Die is about these wilderness years. When I write about the thing that I've lost I feel like I'm writing about alcohol because that was the first love of my life. My parents were worried, I was worried. I knew it was a problem when I liked it more than I liked doing anything else. I was like, 'I'm fucked. I am totally fucked'. Like, at first it's fine and you think you have a dark side – it's exciting – and then you realise the dark side wins every time if you decide to indulge in it. It's also a completely different way of living when you know that...a different species of person. It was the worst thing that ever happened to me.
Lana Del Rey recently released the impressive video for "Young and Beautiful"—maybe the only good thing to come out of the Great Gatsby release since we hear the movie and the soundtrack kinda sucked. Hopefully, she can keep releasing strong material, win her critics over, and fight off her demons.