Lana Del Rey considered quitting music after Amy Winehouse’s death. The singer explained that the elation of receiving her first review came on the same day that Winehouse had died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.
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Speaking to MOJO (print edition), the singer said “I had 10 seconds of the most elated feeling, and then the news everywhere, on all of the televisions, was that Amy had died on her front steps and I was like no. NO,”
“Everyone was watching, mesmerised, but I personally felt like I didn’t even want to sing anymore,” she said.
In the same interview, Del Rey explained how she loved the anonymity of her early career, before global fame beckoned.
I maybe thought about Broadway. You’d get like a hundred dollars for singing background on records that would lead to nowhere,” she said.
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The “Blue Jeans” star admits he loved the anonymity and lack of pressure experienced in the early days of his career, and reveals she even recorded a track for a toilet paper commercial. ‘There was this company called The Orchard that was accepting proposals for, like, toilet paper commercials. I had applied under a pseudonym.