Singer Lana Del Rey Releases New Album Asking “Is This The End Of America?”

Singer Lana Del Rey Releases New Album Asking “Is This The End Of America?”

Lana Del Rey is a singer-songwriter and model who is about to release her fourth studio album. “Lust for Life” is about to drop. Like most celebrities, she’s an outspoken liberal. So, it’s not surprising that one of her songs would posit that Donald Trump could be the end of America.

In the song: “When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing,” Del Rey sings about feeling “less safe” under Trump, asking, “Is it the end of an era/Is it the end of America?” When interviewed by Pitchfork magazine, she said that she was “posing a real question to myself: Could this be the end of an era? The fall of Rome?”

Originally, Del Rey was not much of an outspoken feminist activist. But after Trump’s election, that changed and she now says that she must change the content of her songs to address things like birth control and abortion. “Because things have shifted culturally. It’s more appropriate now than under the Obama administration, where at least everyone I knew felt safe. It was a good time. We were on the up-and-up,” she explained.

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“Women started to feel less safe under this administration instantly. What if they take away Planned Parenthood? What if we can’t get birth control? Now, when people ask me those questions, I feel a little differently. The reason why I asked Stevie Nicks to be on the record is because she changes when her environment changes, and I’m like that as well.”

She also said that she feels “less safe than I did when Obama was president.”

“When you have a leader at the top of the pyramid who is casually being loud and funny about things like that, it’s brought up character defects in people who already have the propensity to be violent towards women,” she said. “I saw it right away in L.A. Walking down the street, people would just say things to you that I had never heard.”

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