Lana Del Rey has been copping a lot of grief for her album/live performances/image/lips. But that’s sure to die down now, in part due to this new video with A$AP Rocky.
For her ‘National Anthem’ video, Del Rey is channeling Jackie O pretty hard, and A$AP is her Mr President. It’s a future-past take on their love affair, struggles and his assassination in a grainy video that looks gorgeously lush.
That very Del Rey vibe – minxy, forlorn, and a little ‘hood’ – is embodied wonderfully in her Jackie. And while it’s not effortless, this is one of those times that it really doesn’t matter.
It’s not her strongest song, but Del Rey is just as sultry as always.