The corny voice-over and melodrama of Lana Del Rey‘s “National Anthem” video made it an instant fail for me, but seeing Lana and actress Jamie King play suicidal lesbian lovers in the “Summertime Sadness” visual is right up my ally.
In the coming weeks we’ll probably get explanations from Lana and the video directors that they’re not really lovers and that their death is a metaphor for this and that, but in my eyes, this is a video about two hot babes posing and looking beautiful through a Windows Media Player vintage filter effect.
When Lana does that cute growl face (that I wisely capped above) your entire existence was Lana Del Slayed.
And can we talk about the radio mix of the song? It makes “Summertime Sadness” even catchier than it was before, without sacrificing any of the quality.
Check out this defining amazingness below.