Lana Del Rey has opened up about her spirituality and personal beliefs in the divine and while the singer is normally quite open, the interview shows a new side of her personality.
Del Ray studied metaphysics in college because "it bridged the gap between God and science," she told Tokyo Numero magazine. "I was interested in God and how technology could bring us closer to finding out where we came from and why," she said.
But her love of music took over and, in 2010 released her first digital album; she signed a contract one year later and debuted her hit single "Video Games." The album "Born to Die" received rave reviews and quickly became one of the most popular and bestselling, albums of 2012.
She is now working on her follow-up album and prepping for a European tour that will take her to Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Sweden, and more. Fans were so eager for her to tour that Del Rey added more concert dates and countries to the already-packed tour.
Del Rey struggled with alcohol abuse at a young age and, at a young age, was sent away to get the help she needed in order to stay sober.
"I was a big drinker at the time. I would drink every day; I would drink alone. I knew it was a problem when I liked it more than I liked doing anything else. Like at first it's fine and you think you have a dark side – it's exciting – and then you realize the dark side wins every time if you decide to indulge in it. It was the worst thing that ever happened to me," she told GQ magazine.
Now Del Rey is happy, enjoying life and taking "things as they come and live fast and freely," she told Tokyo Numero. "I feel the most beautiful when I'm being of service to other people," which is why she enjoys touring and working so hard.