Lana Del Rey wants to be a biker. The star began songwriting at the age of eighteen and one her dreams was always to be able to don the leather and be a cross-country driving motorbiker hoping to furfil this wind her music career starts to wind down. Discussing the casting of bikers in her video for ‘Ride’, she explained:
”The reason why bikers and biker culture is so important to me is that we have the same principle in mind, freedom and staying free. For them that means being on two wheels on the road, which is why that’s a recurring motif for me.
”I’m not able to be free like that right now, I still have a lot of work. What I aspire to be is probably on a bike on the road at some point.”
She also reveals that she needs a boyfriend with maturity to give her the intellectual stimulation she is looking for. The 27-year-old star told the ‘Laura Leishman Project’ show on French radio:
”Knowing what I’ve wanted to do for so long, and being tamed in my own way for so long, the person I’m looking for is a more serene, intelligent and probably an older figure.
”I was aware that people would take [the older men] literally as an archetypal already been done, played on relationship. But for me I have more personal connection with the concept of a very giving, affectionate, older than me character.”