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Lana Del Rey: “People aren’t cheerful 24/7. They have losses and go through things”JOE PUGLIESE/AUGUST

The Times, August 30 2019, 12:01am

Lana Del Rey and the Chateau Marmont have history. The Los Angeles hotel, where Tinseltown’s rich and famous have partied since 1929, featured in the singer’s first music video. “Singing in the old bars, swinging with the old stars, living for the fame,” an elegant voice sang over grainy footage of the West Hollywood hotspot, and an instant pop sensation was born. Eight years after Video Games, that breakout hit, Del Rey drives her shiny black pick-up truck past the place regularly; her management has just set up an office overlooking the hotel, a house nestled in the hills.

It’s fitting.

Since blasting directly to the top table of pop with that dreamy, devastating debut single, the songwriter has doubled down on those ideals of…

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