Lana Del Rey shoots a helicopter into the sea in the dramatic video for new single ‘High By The Beach’.
The video starts off peacefully, with Del Rey relaxing in a beachside house. However, things soon turn violent and Del Rey grabs a huge gun from inside a guitar case before turning it on a helicopter full of photographers flying above her home. The vehicle then crashes into the sea in a ball of flames.
‘High By The Beach’ will appear on Del Rey’s new album ‘Honeymoon’. The singer recently told Zane Lowe on Beats 1 that the single is “a little like a hip-hop record” and that it also has trap influences. “It started with the chorus. I was driving by the beach a lot,” she said. “This was probably one of the last ones on the record… Even with the harmonies, it almost sounded monotone. But with the beat, it has this trap influence.”
Speaking about the making of her new record ‘Honeymoon’, Del Rey added: “I always want to take advantage of feeling inspired because you don’t feel that all the time. The jumping-off point was the end of the other one. I wasn’t feeling too tired, still feeling inspired like I could keep going.”
Earlier this year it was reported that Del Rey had written several tracks for her new album, which she says will be “very different” to 2014 album ‘Ultraviolence’.
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