Bruce Springsteen Calls Lana Del Rey “Simply One Of The Best Songwriters” in the US

    Bruce Springsteen has called Lana Del Rey “simply one of the best songwriters” in the US during the latest episode of his ongoing From His Home to Yours SiriusXM series. The Boss played Del Rey’s 2012 track ‘American’, which notably references Springsteen: “Springsteen is the king, don’t you think/ I was like, hell yeah that guy can sing.”

    “She’s, uh, name checking some guy from New Jersey in there. I’m not sure who,” Springsteen said jokingly. “She is from New York, and was raised in Lake Placid. Lake Placid, a fabulous little American town where I have spent many a lovely summer evening with my children and my family over the years. And Lana is simply one of the best songwriters in the country, as we speak. She just creates a world of her own and invites you in. So a big favorite of mine, the lovely Lana Del Rey.”

    Springsteen previously spotlighted Del Rey’s music just last month, when he played her hit single ‘Video Games’ on the show. “I am a Lana Del Rey fan,” he said. “This is a singer and song that reminds me of the hot, humid, and sultry summer nights and the girls that went with them.”

    The Boss recently contributed to Bon Iver’s latest track, ‘AUATC’. Meanwhile, Del Rey put out a new spoken word poetry album called Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass and shared a video of her reciting her poem ‘Salamander’.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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