To me,” he shares, “Ninety-nine percent of what is magical about that song was already contained in her original vocal performance. I felt like it was my job to simply highlight and accentuate what was already there in her voice and melody, and in her lyrics. Everything I played was merely ornamental, like tailoring a ballroom gown on an already stunning woman: the only way to mess up is if you take away from or disguise the beauty that is already there.“
"She has exceptional taste,” he remarks. “I told her that working on her song was a valuable lesson since I often modulate and take unintuitive chordal and melodic twists and turns, and she reminded me that you can be perhaps even more compelling if the melodies and chords feel natural and intuitive, not contrived or disorienting as in my music. Anyway I’ll never forget when she called me after I sent her what I did and her first words were ‘It’s perfect!’ I almost cried with joy because I honestly don’t think anyone has ever said that to me about anything I’ve ever done. It was a very good feeling.
Sean Lennon about the collaboration with Lana on the track ‘Tomorrow Never Came’ (Flaunt Magazine, 2017)
Love Lust For Life — with The Weeknd
God Bless America Cherry Tomorrow Never Came — with Sean Lennon Yosemite
When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing 13 Beaches Beautiful People, Beautiful Problems — with Stevie Nicks
“Lana Del Rey and Stevie Nicks Team Up for New Song on Lust for Life”
“Lana Del Rey has tapped none other than Stevie Nicks for a feature on her forthcoming album Lust for Life. No more information is available about the team-up between Lana and the Fleetwood Mac singer/songwriter, but it follows news of two more high-profile guests on the LP: the Weeknd on “Lust for Life” and Sean Ono Lennon on “Tomorrow Never Came.” Del Rey has not yet announced a release date for the album, which also features the single “Love.””
1.Lust For Life (feat. The Weeknd) 2.Love 3.Beautiful People (feat. Stevie Nicks) 4.When The World Was At War We Kept Dancing
5.Yosemite 6.Tomorrow Never Came (feat. Sean Lennon) 7.God Bless America
Disputed 8.Coachella - Woodstock In My Mind 9.Best American Record/Architecture 10.Strawberry Fields Forever (cover)
[The build up is killing me. I am bleeding from my everything as I wait for this record. What a track list. It’s building in my mind as we go. I am as startled as ever after several diverging aesthetic trajectories being presented and different sounds, sometimes even disappointing. This is going to be an experience. Admittedly, I’m scared. But she’s gone places, people, she’s gone places… To quote Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks,
“I have no idea where this will lead us, but I have a definite feeling it will be a place both wonderful and strange.’]
Lana Del Rey and Stevie Nicks Team Up for New Song on Lust for Life
Two generations of witchy women, together at last.
Lana Del Rey has tapped none other than Stevie Nicks for a feature on her forthcoming album Lust for Life. No more information is available about the team-up between Lana and the Fleetwood Mac singer/songwriter, but it follows news of two more high-profile guests on the LP: the Weeknd on “Lust for Life” and Sean Ono Lennon on “Tomorrow Never Came.” Del Rey has not yet announced a release date for the album, which also features the single “Love.”
Revisit our interview with Clark Jackson, the director of the Lust for Life album trailer, here.
If I’ve learned anything, it’s that life is damn delicate, and you have to enjoy the good times when they come. As long as I have my loved ones around me, nothing much else matters. Honest, if I lost my powers tomorrow and they never came back, at least I could say… I had a great run.
A wonderful anon sent through this song suggestion and I can’t believe how much it fits Solas! Plus I adore Les Miserables!
What Solas did, he did for the people he tirelessly fought for, not for selfish gain. He fought for the downtrodden and tried his best to make the world a better place and he inspired hope in them. He built them a sanctuary where they would feel welcome and safe. They looked at him and saw their future, a life of freedom. But his plan to bring them freedom didn’t work. It ended up causing their destruction instead of their salvation and this song perfectly sums up the unimaginable level of sheer pain, guilt and grief his poor soul must be enduring esp since he survived! He survived it and the people he loved and wanted to protect didn’t… The ghosts he sees when travelling Thedas must literally shred his heart. It’s easy to forget that he would have lost dear friends, maybe his family? What of his parents etc? I actually well up when listening to his…
“There’s a grief that can’t be spoken
There’s a pain goes on and on
Empty chairs at empty tables
Now my friends are dead and gone
Here they talked of revolution
Here it was they lit the flame
Here they sang about tomorrow and tomorrow never came
From the table in the corner
They could see a world reborn
And they rose with voices ringing
And I can hear them now
The very words that they have sung
Became their last communion
On this lonely barricade, at dawn
Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone
There’s a grief that can’t be spoken
And there’s a pain goes on and on
Phantom faces at the window
Phantom shadows on the floor
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more
Oh my friends, my friends don’t ask me
What your sacrifice was for
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friend will sing no more…”
A/N: ‘reader tells bellamy jokes everyday until one day she is taken by an azgeda warrior, bellamy misses readers cute/funny jokes blah blah blah and then bellamy saves reader and the first thing she tells him is a joke !! thank you!! :)’ Enjoyyy xx
“Hey Bell!” You called to the taller boy laughing when you saw him sigh and look at you expectantly.
“Yes Y/N? What is it today?” He teased as he poked your side playfully, letting his soldier act down.
“What’s brown and sticky?” You asked, looking at him, watching as he smirked and shrugged, letting you have your fun.
“A stick.” You replied laughing to yourself. You loved bad jokes. They were your favourite. What was even better however was Bellamy’s reactions.
He glared at you out of the corner of his eye. You had been doing it for the last few weeks and it did provide Bellamy with some amusement, relief at times, despite what he said and how he reacted.
The next day you approached him again. He snorted as you stood expectantly before him.
“Yes Y/N?” He rolled his eyes.
“A Roman walks into a bar. He holds up two fingers and says I’ll have five drinks please.” You erupted into a fit of giggles, bending over.
“Get it? Because his fingers make a V? Which is five in Roman Numerals?” You wheezed, tears obscuring your vision.
He smiled softly at you. He found it kind of adorable when you laughed at your own jokes. He nodded.
“It’s very good Y/N.” He admitted as you stood up properly. You waved goodbye and he swore quietly to himself as his heart beat faster in his chest.
“You’ve got to be kidding me.”
As the days went by, Bellamy Blake fell harder in love, your jokes getting worse and worse but Bellamy enjoyed hearing the flitter of your voice and your distinct laugh.
“Do you want to know why I don’t trust atoms Bell?” The split of a smile already on your features.
“Why?” He taunted, pretending to look genuinely in concentration. You snorted and winked.
“Because, they make up everything!” Bellamy actually did laugh at that one. But you didn’t know whether it was at the joke, or your excitement about the joke. Either way his laugh was refreshing and nice to hear among the camps usual groans and complaints.
Smiling you squeezed his hand.
“Just you wait till tomorrow. It’s going to be a good one.” You chuckled, tripping over the dirt on your way.
Then, tomorrow arrived. But you never came. He didn’t see you anywhere in camp. Or the day after. And then the day after that he realised something had happened. More like someone.
He went out at once, following any possible sign even if it was nothing at all. He barely slept and kept moving forward. A need to finding you driving his very move. In the back of his mind he knew it was them. Always them. Always the Ice Nation. Always Azgeda. He missed your jokes. He missed you. And they were going to pay for that.
He exhaled, seething with rage as he neared the border, the forest become colder with every one of his steps. The trees had collected frost, slight snow scattering the ground. That’s how Bellamy knew he was going in the right direction, his breath becoming a cloud of freezing smoke.
When he ventured closer into the heart of the forest of the Azgeda did he find you. Your hand tied behind you around a tree, warriors crowded around you, snarling and spitting in your face. Bellamy was pleased to see you kick one of the men in the face causing his nose to bleed. What didn’t please him however, was when the knife the man was holding slashed your thigh which caused you to cry out.
He aimed his gun at the warriors, feeling his breathing become laboured as he hovered over the trigger. He hesitated, and cursed himself before one of the other Azgeda fighters kicked you in the stomach.
Bellamy pulled the trigger then. Not noticing he had until the man had hit the floor with a loud thud. He shot the rest easily after that, a array of dead bodies as he stepped out of the bushes.
He ran over to you, taking in your bloodied features first. You had a black eye, blood dripping from your nose and a cut on your forehead. Grazes scattered your knees and bruises covered you from head to toe. Bellamy’s hand cupped your cheek as he cut the rope binding you and helping you to your feet.
You looked into his eyes and let the spark light up, a smirk dancing around your lips.
“Bell.” You croaked. He looked up at you in concern before you spoke.
“What did one ocean say to the other ocean?” You exhaled in a slight laugh as he looked at you in bewilderment.
“Nothing. It just waved.” You started laughing but groaned when it hurt your stomach, the bruising pulsing a dark unpleasant colour.
Bellamy snorted unbelievably at you and picked you up carrying you back to Arkadia.
“That was a pretty good one Y/N. Sleep and think of some for when we get back home.” He whispered in your ear, his soft humming lulling you into a deep and much needed sleep.