By SARAH BULL
Modest: Video Games singer Lana Del Rey has revealed she is struggling to adjust to being famous
She's the self-described 'gangsta Nancy Sinatra' who is taking the musical world by storm. But Lana Del Rey has admitted she is struggling to adjust to being in the spotlight, and can't believe that so many people want to pay to come and hear her sing. Lana, 25, made the admission as she posed for a sexy new shoot in V magazine, showing off her slender figure in outfits including a chic Prada bodysuit.
Talking about adjusting to fame, Lana, whose real name is Elizabeth Grant, told the publication: 'The one thing that has really changed is that I now have an audience.
'I turn up in Glasgow or Manchester or Amsterdam and there are good people waving at me from the crowd.
Sultry: The 25-year-old singer made the admission during an interview with V magazine
'That’s amazing. There are people outside the venue at sound check that want to chat and take a photo. 'Someone showed me their ticket stub and asked me to sign it.
'You know how much it costs to come and see a show? These people really wanted to see me.' American singer-songwriter Lana first began to cause a stir with the release of her haunting debut single Video Games. Talking about the track in a recent interview, Lana said: 'I just put that song online a few months ago because it was my favourite. 'To be honest, it wasn't going to be the single but people have really responded to it. 'I get very sad when I play that song. I still cry sometimes when I sing it.' In October, Lana's fame was furthered when she won the Next Big Thing prize at the Q Awards.
Monochrome chic: In the pretty black and white shots Lana wears a variety of outfits, including a pretty floral shirt and cute checked shorts
And one of the things which sets Lana apart from her fellow singers is the unique tones of her voice and emotionally-captivating songs. Talking about finding a niche for herself among her contemporaries, Lana told V magazine: 'I’m not competing with those girls. 'I’m not competing with anybody.' Now Lana is preparing to release her highly-anticipated debut album Born To Die on January 30th, and the title track from the record on January 22nd.
Lana's interview appears in this month's V magazine
And while she was approached by various hip-hop producers to work on the album with her, Lana said she wanted to 'keep it family'.
She said: 'The beats are being looked after by my beat man.
'The arrangements are being done by my string man. And I made a really good record.'
Born To Die is released on January 30th.
'Gansta Nancy Sinatra': Lana performing in Birmingham late last year