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Lou Reed was set to feature on Lana Del Rey's new album before he died

13 June 2014, 09:27 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton

​With Lana Del Rey’s new album Ultraviolence dropping next week, the singer has revealed in a recent interview that the late Velvet Underground musician Lou Reed was set to appear on the LP before he passed away.

​Speaking to The Guardian, Del Rey claims that Reed had agreed to feature on “Brooklyn Baby” and that he died the same day she was scheduled to meet him. “I took the red eye, touched down at 7am… and two minutes later he died,” Lana says in the piece.

Elsewhere in the article, Del Rey discusses the glamour of death (“I wish I was dead… I don’t want to have to keep doing this. But I am”) and the personal/political slant to criticism of her work (“I think they think there’s an element of sexism going on, but I feel that it’s more personal. I don’t see where the female part comes into it. I just can’t catch that feminist angle”).

Read the full interview here. Ultraviolence is out on 16 June.

[via Pitchfork]

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