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Interview with Lana's producer Rick Nowels for Genius

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#1 OFFLINE   latothemoon



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 03:50 PM

Genius recently interviewed Lana's main producer and co-writer, Rick Nowels, about the making of Lust for Life! 


Read it here: https://www.google.c...e-came-together

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 05:45 PM

Leak L4L original version!!!!
And although Change is a very good song you can feel it was rushed
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Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:02 PM

Very insightful. Makes me think the late-addition songs on the album were Cherry, White Mustang, Summer Bummer, In My Feelings, Coachella, and Change. It seems she mainly eliminated early songs (except Roses Bloom For You?)

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:04 PM

I think Lana should be banned from making last minute changes. I mean the most recently penned song is going to be the one you're most excited about right? Save it for an ' After thought' like paradise plz
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Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:06 PM



Lana is a career artist, a defining artist of her generation. I see her as a link on the chain along with Bob DylanLeonard CohenJoni MitchellStevie Nicks, and all the great once in a lifetime singer/songwriters. She’s created her own language and her own genre.


New theory: Graham isn't Rob but actually Rick Nowels.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:40 PM

Genius recently interviewed Lana's main producer and co-writer, Rick Nowels, about the making of Lust for Life! 


Read it here: https://www.google.c...e-came-together


Thank you for posting this! Really liked reading the interview :smile3:

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:53 PM

i used to be annoyed that lana almost exclusively worked with him, but now i see why. she needs to know that the person helping her bring the songs to life has real respect for her vision and doesn't get in her way. that is such a rare thing to have! the way he gushes about her is very touching. 

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 07:28 PM

I can't believe she wrote change in such a short time frame, that's crazy. I liked reading this more than I did the pitchfork interview :rip:
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Posted 23 July 2017 - 07:36 PM

It's so cool reading how "Change" was written – if only she would record more songs with this basic/simple instrumentation, I'd love that (especially Coachella would've been better if it stayed as an acoustic track imho).

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 08:05 PM

Brilliant interview, loved it ! Thanks for sharing :) 

So interesting to see what their creative process is like ! 

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 08:10 PM

I want the original LFL now, ahhh 

Where's @Eclipse when we need unleaked stuff


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:11 PM

Glad they didnt have enough time for Change, you bet they would have added drums or something on it, it works best as piano only.
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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:12 PM

Aw slay a bit Rick!

Me and my boyfriend, we are a new kind of fun

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:21 PM

So change was made in one day... 

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:40 PM

I find it funny that she made both Change and Pretty When You Cry in literally a day and yet they are so full of emotions and are timeless amazing records. I guess when inspiration strikes everything just flows. It's amazing.

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 01:48 AM

Someone leak the original Lust for Life!!!
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Posted 24 July 2017 - 01:53 AM

Are u sure that Eclipse 

has the original L4L? 

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 02:12 AM

change made me tear up, and now knowing that lana did that in such a short amount of time is mind blowing

literal queen of talent

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 02:29 AM

This was a really interesting read :) Does anyone know when Rick stopped being just another producer, and essentially became her main collaborator? He was already working a lot with her for the first Ultraviolence sessions, so it was either then or before then.


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 02:33 AM

rick after publishing that interview aware that many fans are going to hack his PC for the demos lbYlAwr.gif

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