Lana Del Rey recently performed at Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles, where she was also interviewed by MTV News. She spoke to Gaby Wilson about her latest album; including the LA to the Moon tour, her collaborations and her newest music video ‘White Mustang.’
Gaby asked Lana if her song ‘Cola‘ had any reference to movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, as many in Hollywood are speaking up about the sexual assault and harassment he administered. In the song Lana sings “Harvey’s in the sky with diamonds, and it’s making me crazy.” However, other fans say they hear “ah he’s” instead of the name Harvey, especially as this is the lyric in the official lyric booklet.
In response, Lana said “When I wrote that song, I suppose I had a Harvey Weinstein/Harry Winston-type of character in mind. I envisioned, like, a benevolent, diamond-bestowing-upon-starlets visual, like a Citizen Kane or something. I’m not really sure. I thought it was funny at the time, and I obviously find it really sad now.”
With this in mind, Lana agreed to retire the song from her setlist, adding that it would be “the right thing to do.” She also stated: “I support the women who have come forward. I think they’re really brave for doing that.”
“White Mustang” opens with a zoom into location where Lana stands over a man (Icelandic actor Eðvarð Egilsson), who stares at her lovingly. The video is about the pair and their relationship which ultimately fizzles out as she chooses to push him away. The video continues even after the short dreamy ballad (2.44) finishes to make up 4 minute and 40 second video, where Lana is seen driving a White Mustang, of course, in what looks like a subtly futuristic LA. She seems hopeful, despite it all.
Check it out below:
On September 8th, Lana Del Rey shared the first teaser for the upcoming music video her song “White Mustang.” Today, Lana shares the second and possibly final teaser as she reveals the full music video will be out tomorrow (September 13).
Video tomorrow x pic.twitter.com/8cMKN3H2nH
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) September 12, 2017
It’s finally here! Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd have released their music video for “Lust For Life”, the song from Lana’s upcoming album of the same name.
This very simple video, yet elegant in its style and colours is the contination of “Love“. It also features Lana’s backup dancers, Alexandria Kaye and Ashley Rodriguez. Watch the Stargirl and Starboy dancing on the Hollywood sign!
The first official music video to mark the big return of Lana Del Rey is finally out! ‘LOVE’, directed by Rich Lee, is a surreal vintage space love story that ultimately speaks for itself.
Lana’s videos are often simple, yet very aesthetically pleasing – and ‘LOVE’ is no exception. The video shows Lana, in black and white, singing dreamily as she wears a white dress and flowers in her hair. This is intertwined – in colour – with the vintage space love story, featuring beautiful landscape imagery of outer space.
The video, and Lana herself, are presented with a classy elegance but manage to take you on a journey that makes you feel like you’ve seen the world. Lana sings delicately and full of passion, treating us to some full smiles. After all, Lana said this album is one for her fans. Watch it below!
During the morning of the video premiere, Lana was live on Instagram to announce the release and share some thoughts with her fans: “I have lots of cool things to keep on telling you over the month and some cool events coming up too so look out for that.”; “My favorite part of the video… we have all of our friends in the video (…) I just love everything Rich did, which making the space scenes look so real but so surreal at the same time.” And about the aesthetic of the upcoming album she said: “I would say retro-sensibility with a futuristic flair.”
‘LOVE’ is the first track to be taken from her forthcoming album, which is due out later this year. The album is a body of work created by Lana and her longtime producer and collaborator Rick Nowels. Producers Benny Blanco and Emile Haynie also participated on ‘LOVE’. The album is also set to include some exciting guest featured artists – full details to be shared at a later date. Of the announcement, Lana said: “I made my first 4 albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed”.