The Straits Times
Published on Oct 25, 2012

Lana Del Rey: I knew I wasn't a traditional singer


On her album covers and in music videos, Lana Del Rey looks sullen.

In person, the sultry American pop starlet is disarmingly down-to-earth, congenial and polite when Life! interviews her at a suite in Four Seasons Hotel.

And when she is at the opening of the local flagship store for luxury brand Mulberry, which has named a bag after her, the 26-year-old is all smiles, even obliging to take pictures with the mostly young fans who are waiting outside the Mandarin Gallery mall.

The contralto-voiced singer found global fame last year when she released a self-made, black-and-white video for the single Video Games, which went viral online.