Song is the fifth taken from 'Born To Die' to receive a music video
Lana Del Rey has unveiled her new video for ‘Summertime Sadness’ – the fifth song from her album ‘Born To Die’ to receive a promotional film.
While it doesn’t compare to the seven minute epic retelling of the JFK assassination starring A$AP Rocky of ‘National Anthem’, the video has all the discernible hallmarks of a Lana Del Rey promo – you can watch it below.
The promo, which stars Del Rey and actress Jaime King – the wife of the video’s director Kyle Newman – cuts together happy scenes between the pair, who are depicted as warring lovers, and moments of turmoil.
Like previous videos, ‘Summertime Sadness’ is filmed using sepia tones and instagram-like footage. Lana Del Rey can be seen pouting and looking seductive throughout the video and hugging a St. Bernard dog.
In the final third of the promo, both Del Rey and King appear separately on a bridge before taking a suicidal leap into a cloud of smoke. But, the video ends with Del Rey walking slowly across the same bridge as the scene fades to black.
Last month, Lana Del Rey and A$AP Rocky released their duet ‘My Bitch’. The track, which was previously called ‘Ridin”, will feature on the rapper’s debut album ‘Long Live A$AP’, which will be released on September 11.