Lana Del Rey is Luscious
Her New Single is an Ode to Love
Lana Del Rey is the singer/songwriter behind the 2011 viral tune “Video Games.” You may also remember the matchless accolades she received for her Cedric Gervais remix of “Summertime Sadness” or her unique take on pop culture, particularly from the 50s and 60s. Since then, the singer has placed in the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 list for songs like “Born to Die,” and received numerous nominations at the Grammys. Del Rey also worked on the soundtracks for buzzy films like Baz Luhrmann‘s 2013 film The Great Gatsby, 2014’s Maleficent, and Tim Burton‘s biopic, Big Eyes from the same year.
After recently concluding her summer LA to the Moon Tour, the etherial vocalist promised her 12 million Instagram followers an “end of summer jam,” and she did precisely that. Del Rey went back into the studio to record two new singles off her unannounced upcoming album. First up is the awe-inspiring, cinematic music video for the single “Mariners Apartment Complex.”
Del Rey created the folk-rock melody with Jack Antonoff, who is literally every top female singer’s favorite producer right now—he’s worked on recent albums with Lorde, Taylor Swift, and St. Vincent) The two also collaborated with visual artist and Del Rey’s sister, Chuck Grant, who assisted with video production. The group of creatives launched a music video that gives off Woodstock-meets-Venice-Beach vibes, as well as a sense that the short film was created with an 8mm camera or a 70s camcorder. “Mariners Apartment Complex” first premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio, and caught our attention immediately due to Del Rey’s mellow vocals and the sweet sound of an acoustic guitar and piano-led ballad.
The track remains true to Del Rey’s dark signature sound. The artist wanted the track to communicate the disconnect between perception and reality in relationships. Therefore, visually, the team used the dark/rough ocean water shot in Black & White to represent the hardships of a relationship.
The musician’s next single “Venice Bitch,” is set to drop any minute, but here’s a little taste of what’s to come.
Jack Antonoff and Del Rey will continue their collaboration for her forthcoming sixth album due out next year.