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Sean Lennon discusses working with Lana in new interview

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#1 OFFLINE   latothemoon



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 10:04 PM

In a recent interview with Paper magazine, Sean Lennon discussed working with Lana on the song "Tomorrow Never Came"



You also worked with Lana Del Rey on her new album, Lust for Life. How did that happen?

I was producing the Insecure Men album at my studio and I got a call from Lana, which really surprised me because we had never met, and I was a big fan of hers. She called me and said, "I have a song that I want you to work on with me." I said, sure, and she sent me her vocal with a guitar and an organ. It was very minimal, but the song was already very good. I remember thinking "Her voice sounds so beautiful and rich and textured that I need to get a better vocal mic." I was too scared to sing on the same song as her with one of my shitty microphones. So I called an engineer friend of mine, I said "Listen, you gotta help me, I gotta do this song tomorrow or the next day- I need a good vocal mic." And he hooked me up with his friend [who let me use a mic Johnny Cash sang through.]
I'm really excited because my whole life I never really bothered to get a good mic because I never really considered myself a singer. So I sang through this mic and it really felt like it changed my life. I had never heard my voice sound that good.
I sat and I re-harmonized the song and I played every instrument I could think of - drums, timpani, upright bass, guitar, acoustic guitars, keyboard, strings. I essentially muted the music that she had sent which I was a little nervous about, but it wasn't that what she sent wasn't working, it was that it wasn't in the same harmonization that I was doing. I sent it back to her and she said it's perfect! The first time.
I don't think magically, I'm very scientific minded, but it felt like the universe was reaching down and giving me a nice gift because it really felt like a blessing out of nowhere and I'm very happy about it.

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 10:34 PM

that's cute, sean lennon seems like a really unsuccessful artist though

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 10:52 PM

I notice he has such a low esteem for his work, I feel bad

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 11:02 PM

What a sweetheart, I can see why she spoke so fondly/maternally of him

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 11:09 PM

I notice he has such a low esteem for his work, I feel bad

I mean, when his own mother is like "this is the best thing you've ever done" to a project that isn't even his, I totally get it :rip:

Lana alluded to it too though, but I can't remember where she said it. 

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 11:10 PM

I notice he has such a low esteem for his work, I feel bad

He gets so much hate. If you check his Youtube account the comments are so rude like he is trying to be his dad or that he sounds like a girl or that it's too boring. People are so mean nowadays.
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 11:33 PM

Even though he will never see it i wrote him a little note on his instagram telling him what a great artist he is 

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 11:39 PM

It is strange seeing Lana as an artist that other artist are dumbfounded to work with. His other music isn't really that good to me, but she really made him work. I can see why Lana choose him and I'm very happy for that. The worst critically acclaimed artist on the record but made for the best feature? LOL

I'm starting to sound like Graham bye
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Posted 01 August 2017 - 12:15 AM

Aww he seems like a really nice guy
I wish I liked his music more :(
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Posted 01 August 2017 - 12:28 AM

He's such a cutie

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 02:31 AM

im gonna listen to his music and come back and see what all the negativity is about..

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 05:35 AM

The song is perfect.


Grant & Lennon

Lennon & Grant

(rolls off the tongue like Lennon & McCartney)

I would like to hear more from the two of them, a lot more.


(and for the fourth time, they would be one helleva couple on an equal level)

Neither needs material goods, neither needs fame, they can be open and honest in singing.




to quote an Elton song (who is Sean's Godfather),"written in the stars"

I am so happy she made the call to Sean, and that he answered


(and I say this as someone who was there when the Beatles were there, and was always a John fan, more so than a Paul fan.

And it was John & the second half of their short six years as an active group that made the Beatles immortal and George who gave the Beatles their soul.



"Isn't it crazy, Sean sang, I'm singing with Elizabeth Grant'...


and while some have said that line she sang which I just paraphrased above, in my opinion, that line is THE line, that truly shows what Lana is thinking

in the same way on "Brooklyn Baby" she ad-libbed "my boyfriends pretty cool, but he's not as cool as me"


The world is a better place with this song in it.


Thank you Sean. Thank you Lana.


And  Coachella & Tomorrow Never Came are on track to be my favorite two songs of 2017.

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Lana is our modern day Edith Piaf. Totally unique. a mixture of Brian WIlson Roy Orbison, Leonard Cohen, Gram Parsons, Elton & Bernie. Born to Die/Paradise is comparable to Elton's Captain Fantastic. All the records need to be listened whole. Waiting for a box set vinyl of all 400 songs not on any lp

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