Lana Del Rey Praises Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande, Shares Her Thoughts on the Current State of Pop Music
Lana Del Rey shared her thoughts on the current state of pop music and what artists she is a fan of.
In a new interview with The New York Times, Rey shared her opinions on the music industry and admiration for Billie Eilish and Ariana Grande.
Rey admitted that she does not keep up with any of the streaming or sales charts. "I don’t keep up with the charts, but do I have the radio on? Ehhh," she sighed. "It’s more like on Instagram, I’ll see someone have a clip of a song and then I’ll go on YouTube [to find the full song]," she explained.
In numerous previous media coverage, Eilish has been compared to Rey musically. "I love Billie Eilish, and I feel like I’ve been waiting for this time in pop-music culture. I personally am very discerning," she shared. "I can tell if a female pop singer, for instance, has a generosity of spirit or a playful fire in her heart. With Billie, she’s prodigious. I needed to hear one line of one melody and I just know," she said.
"And then Ariana’s choices of intonation, it might not be traditional, but it’s very good," Rey continued. Along with pop music, Rey admitted that she's a fan of hip-hop music."Seeing such an influx of little mumble rappers coming out and being so sexy and authentic — one of the little dudes wants to wear a dress onstage and everyone’s clapping their hands like, 'Bravo!'"