I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned Elon Musk and Lana Del Rey in the same sentence, mainly because there’s pretty much nothing linking the two, but apparently meeting Musk was one of the best days in Del Rey’s life. While she’s mentioned their meeting in the past, she didn’t talk about how much she enjoyed the experience until a recent interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1.
This afternoon, Lana Del Rey premiered her newest single from the upcoming Honeymoon, “High by the Beach,” alongside an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1. It was a rare glimpse into the process and persona of one of pop’s more enigmatic figures. Lana spoke about a number of topics — her working relationship with James Franco, her jam-packed schedule, her continuous songwriting process — but the most interesting tidbit came near the end of the conversation, when Lowe asked her about her non-musical interests. I have so many questions. Is Lana going to be on the first rocket to Mars? Was she heartbroken over the failed launch of Falcon 9? Is she going to record a few sequels to “High by the Beach” that involve getting stoned at locations throughout the solar system? I demand another interview — in fact, I demand an interview with Musk conducted by Lana herself — and I won’t rest until we’re privy to what are surely some fascinating inter-disciplinary conversations.