Lana Del Rey has unveiled her Tropico film – watch it below.
The 30-minute film was written by the singer and also stars actor Shaun Ross. Directed by Anthony Mandler, it features the tracks ‘Body Electric’, ‘Gods And Monsters’ and ‘Bel Air’. All three songs originally featured on ‘Born To Die – The Paradise Edition’ and will be released as an EP titled ”The Tropico’ EP.
According to a statement, “Tropico is an epic tale based on the biblical story of sin and redemption and features Del Rey starring as Eve. The three-part story begins in the Garden of Eden and travels through time to modern-day Los Angeles.”
Speaking onstage at a screening of the film at Hollywood’s Cinerama Dome last night (December 5), Del Rey told fans that her new album will be called ‘Ultraviolent’.
“I really just wanted us all to be together so I could visually close the chapter before I release my new album, ‘Ultraviolence’,” she said.
Speaking about working on her new LP earlier this year, Del Rey commented: “When people ask me about it, I just have to be honest – I really don’t know… I don’t want to say, ‘Yeah, definitely – the next one’s better than this one,’ because I don’t really hear a next one. My muse is very fickle. She only comes to me sometimes, which is annoying.”
Lana Del Rey released her debut album ‘Born To Die’ in 2012.