Lana Del Rey only writes songs for herself

'Summertime Sadness' singer Lana Del Rey has insisted she only writes music for herself to enjoy. Del Ray, 29, dismissed the idea that her songs were written keeping in mind the commercial success, reportedly.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 27, 2014, 16:31 PM IST
Lana Del Rey only writes songs for herself

London: 'Summertime Sadness' singer Lana Del Rey has insisted she only writes music for herself to enjoy. Del Ray, 29, dismissed the idea that her songs were written keeping in mind the commercial success, reportedly.

"It's not meant to be popular. It's not pop music. The only thing I have to do is whatever I want, and I want to write whatever I want.

"I just hope people don't ask me about it. So I don't feel a responsibility at all. I mean, I just don't. I feel responsible in other ways, community wise, to be a good citizen, abide by the law," she said.

She also confessed that she is selfish. "I just don't want [the public] to hear it at all. I'm very selfish. I make everything for me, kind of. I mean, every little thing, down to the guitar and the drums.

"It's just for me. I want to hear it, I want to drive to it, I want to swim in the ocean to it. I want to think about it, and then I want to write something new after it. You know? It's just... I don't want them to hear it and think about it. It's none of their business."