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Lana Del Rey: 'People didn't take me seriously with a high voice'

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Lana Del Rey has claimed that people didn't take her seriously because she had a high singing voice.

The star admitted that she pro-actively sang in a lower range so she would get noticed when performing in public.

Del Rey told the Daily Star: "I actually used to sing much higher, but I felt people weren't taking me very seriously, so I lowered my voice, believing that it would help me stand out. Now I sing quite low... well, for a female anyway."

The singer also confessed that she isn't influenced by modern pop music as she doesn't listen to it and is instead inspired by classic artists.

"I heard Biggie Smalls, Tribe Called Quest and things like that. My best friend was my teacher, she's still my best friend now, and she played all that stuff to me.

"Then I moved to New York when I was 19 and I've had a love affair with the place ever since. That's when I found Bob Dylan, Frank Sin­atra, Jeff Buckley, Leonard Cohen – my masters – and I've never really listened to anything else since."

Speaking about whether she would have changed anything about her debut music video for 'Video Games', Del Rey joked that she would have been more aware about her appearance.

She added: "Had I known so many people were going to watch the video, I'd have put some more eff­ort into it.

"I would have got my hair and make-up done and tried not to be so pouty, seeing as everyone talks about my face all the time. And I'd have put more of a storyline into it."

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Watch the music video for Lana Del Rey's 'Video Games' below:

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