Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey

If you consider the definition of authenticity, it's saying something and actually doing it. I write my own songs. I made my own videos. I pick my producers. Nothing goes out without my permission. It's all authentic.

Lana Del Rey has revealed it felt "electrifying" when she first fell in love.

The 25-year-old singer insists her whole body felt different because her feelings for the mystery man were so strong and the emotion inspired her song 'Off to the Races'.

She said: "When I found somebody who I fell in love with, it made me feel different than I felt the rest of the day. It was electrifying. That's what inspired the 'Off to the Races' melodies. That's one of the times when you're feeling electrified by someone else and they make you happy to be alive."

Lana's music is inspired by events in her own life and she has revealed she insists on complete control over her art because she wants to be an authentic artist.

The 'Video Game' hitmaker - who releases her hotly anticipated album 'Born to Die' later this month - added in an interview with the February/March issue of Complex magazine: "If you consider the definition of authenticity, it's saying something and actually doing it. I write my own songs. I made my own videos. I pick my producers. Nothing goes out without my permission. It's all authentic."