Lana Del Rey’s Throws Weird Solo Wedding In ‘Ultraviolence’ Video
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
Billboard has the story…
The following is an excerpt from Lana Del Rey Throws a Lonely Wedding in ‘Ultraviolence’ Video
Just two months ago, Lana Del Rey sang at the rehearsal dinner for a little event called the Kimye wedding — now, it’s her turn. At least, it’s her turn in for marriage in the conjured-up world of early ’60s Americana she occupies in the majority of her music videos.
The music video for “Ultraviolence” shows LDR in a low-cut wedding dress trudging through the woods, wistfully and sensually singing the lyrics to her second album’s title track. As per usual, the footage is grainy and the colors are washed out to give it that Super 8 home movie vibe.
When she arrives at the altar, no one is there. Woe is Lana.
Rolling Stone has more…
The following is an excerpt from Lana Del Rey Plays a Bride Without a Groom in ‘Ultraviolence’ Video
Lana Del Rey’s “Ultraviolence” video is nothing like what Stanley Kubrick or A Clockwork Orange author Anthony Burgess, who coined the term the singer used for the title of this song and her album, could have dreamed up. Instead, it’s an innocuous bridal fantasy, in which Del Rey wanders around outside in a white gown, bending to pick a bouquet up off the ground. The soft-focus lighting and the singer (and Rolling Stone cover star) carries a look that suggest her thoughts are in some distant place; she even smiles defiantly while singing the lyric, “He hit me and it felt like a kiss.” While Del Rey is the star of the video, which Noisey premiered, a man’s hand – possibly that of the clip’s director Francesco Carrozzini – reaches into several shots to stick fingers in her mouth as if from a memory.
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