With only a few days left until the release of Lana Del Rey‘s Paradise EP, the polarizing songstress has premiered another one of her infamous viral music videos. This one is for the EP’s closing track, “Bel Air”, and it’s nothing short of absolutely breathtaking.
Del Rey sings like a ghost on the track, cooing like a lost spirit that’s whispering right into your ear, despite being a million miles away. “Gargoyles, standing, in front of your gate,” she coos. “Trying to tell me to wait / But I can’t wait to see you.”
The production on “Bel Air” is perhaps the most delicate thing she’s done since “Video Games”. Ethereal strings float in and out of twinkly keys and the occasional drum echoes, which ripple slowly through the song like they’re being beaten in slow motion.
The music video steers clear of Del Rey’s now predictable vintage fare, instead showcasing the chanteuse posing and pouting amidst a foggy haze of smoke that’s probably being pumped straight out of the pearly gates. The greenish tinge in some of the scenes gives me hope that heavy marijuana use is not only widely-accepted in heaven, but actually a requirement of all citizens existing up in cloud city.
Check out Lana Del Slay’s latest magnifique musical masterpiece below.