“I’ve only recently become aware of the heterosexual males who are into my music,” Del Rey tells Billboard.
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The 30-year-old artist, whose fourth album Honeymoon dropped in September, describes herself as methodical in the new cover story, a trait that carries over to her work as well. “Mixing and mastering can take four more months after we’re done — three to mix and one to master,” she tells the magazine. “I like having a plan. Though I do leave spaces for ad-libbing in the studio when I write.”
One of Del Rey’s favorite spots to pen new music: California’s Big Sur.
“I’ll get in the car and drive the streets, feeling for places,” the “Summertime Sadness” singer reveals to the trade. “I go to Big Sur. I love Big Sur, but it has gotten so touristy. I went to the General Store, and there were hordes. On a Monday! But I’m drawn there. Sometimes I go to write.”
In addition to writing a book one day, Del Rey, born Lizzy Grant, has considered acting. “I’m open to it all,” she says.
For more from Del Rey, head to Billboard.