A pretty impressive collaboration behind Honeymoon
Andrew Trendell

17:06 7th April 2015

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Mark Ronson has admitted that he's been working with Lana Del Rey on her hotly-anticipated new album, Honeymoon. 

While her acclaimed second LP Ultraviolence was released just year, she's said that she's already working on a 'very different' follow-up expected to drop later this year. Now producer, chart-topper, songwriter and 'Uptown Funk' extraordinaire Mark Ronson has revealed his involvement with Interview Magazine.

"I'm going to do some recording with Lana Del Rey today and tomorrow," he said. "I found this cool old studio out here [in Los Angeles]". The musician/producer added: "She has some songs and I said I had some demo ideas, and if they are any good, then maybe she'll like them and we'll go from there."  

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Speaking to Billboard about the record, Del Rey said the tracks are more similar in tone to her breakthrough Born To Die than the gloomy seduction of Ultraviolence.

"It's very different from the last one and similar to the first two, Born to Die and Paradise" she explains. "It's growing into something I really like. I'm kind of enjoying sinking into this more noirish feel for this one. It's been good."

Del Rey also said that she has covered Nina Simone’s 'Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood' for the album explaining “I like summarising the record with a jazz song. I’m having fun with my interpretation.”

The singer also recently told the LA Times about how her work on the soundtrack for Tim Burton's Big Eyes had helped inspire the new album. "I'm working on a new record now, and I have this one song, 'Music to Watch Boys To'. The title lends itself to a visual of shadows of men passing by, this girl's eyes, her face. I can definitely see things".

  • "My Muse is very fickle. She only comes to me sometimes, which is annoying."

  • "When I was very young I was sort of floored by the fact that my mother and my father and everyone I knew was going to die one day, and myself too. I had a sort of a philosophical crisis. I couldn't believe that we were mortal."

  • "I like a little hardcore love."

  • "I had a vision of making my life a work of art."

  • "I'm an independent operator. It's just fucking different. I never wanted to lead a normal life."

  • "I'm thinking most of the time, so it doesn't really lend to a smile."

  • "I'd like to work with Elvis. I'd like to fucking do things with Elvis. I'd like to make out with Elvis."

  • "Tigers and women can't be in the same room. Even if the tiger is a female. Because the pheromones a girl puts off - the tiger will eat them."

  • "I've been making moving collages online since I was 17. It's just a passion of mine."

  • "I was singing in Paris a couple months ago for Thanksgiving. There's this girl in the audience and she's gorgeous. I can kind of only see her silhouette, she's getting, like, her tits out. I'm like, 'God, that's unusual.'So I go offstage, I go upstairs, and my manager's like, 'You'll never believe it, but Paz De La Huerta was getting her tits out to the song!' I was like, 'My vision is complete. My life is f***ing made.' And so I've been at peace ever since that moment."

  • "A$AP Rocky and Azealia Banks are the only people I relate to these days."

  • "Death and paradise are are intertwined to me. After death, I expect something that is very serene and calm."

  • "The internet is something abstract that I probably haven't understood until now. Who are all of the people that are seeing my videos? I know neither them nor their faces which makes my success seem surreal."

  • "Einstein said, 'Your imagination is more important than intelligence,' and I have a very, very big imagination."

  • "I'm the gangster Nancy Sinatra."

  • "For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept. I'm more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what's going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities."

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