Lana Del Rey almost quit singing
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 January 2012
This article is from 2012.
Lana Del Rey almost quit singing two years ago after making several previously unsuccessful attempts to break into the music industry
Lana Del Rey almost quit singing two years ago.
The 'Born to Die' hitmaker - whose real name is Elizabeth Grant - has made several previously unsuccessful attempts to break into the music industry under a variety of aliases, and admits she became so disillusioned, she thought about giving up and doing something else.
She said: "I definitely thought, 'If it's gonna be this hard I'm not gonna be a singer and have nothing.' That would have bene fine, but it's only in the last two years that I started getting tired.
"In my mind I was always thinking about [quitting singing]. I stopped playing shows. I definitely didn't want to be a singer any more."
While she is still ambitious, Lana insists she is no longer totally consumed by her dreams of pop stardom.
She told NME magazine: "In terms of being a pop star, it's not something I've thought about for a long time now, because it was so long ago that I started.
"Even though I've been singing and writing again for two years, I haven't been on the stage for 16 months. I don't have to be a singer at all, it's not the be all or end all anymore."