The singer's sixth studio album was primarily produced by Jack Antonoff, who came to Lana with potential for a new project. "I wasn't writing when I met him, and he was like, 'if you have a day off tomorrow in New York you should just come down and let's see what we cook up," she recalls, running into the all-star producer for the first time in years. "He was like, 'I know I have good stuff for you.' Which no one ever says cause I usually bring my stuff to them."
"We went down to his studio and he played like a little progression of six chords, and without being cheesy I asked him, 'am I allowed to have those chords?' They were so beautiful," she explains. "I just knew that if he was going to let me have those chords, that I had literally just gotten so lucky."
Del Rey delved into the name Norman Rockwell, and how it became such a part of the album. "There is something familiar about the name, nostalgia in a couple words I suppose," Del Rey describes. "And then I like the f-ing in the middle," she smiles. "Just to let you know there's a little bit of lightness somewhere in the album."
Watch the full interview above to see Lana discuss covering Sublime for a documentary, the influence that living in California has on her work, and the steady stream of Instagram comments she gets from Courtney Love.
"That's my girl," she smiles. "We're homies."
Norman F***ing Rockwell is out everywhere on August 30.