Lana Del Rey's New Music Video is a Slice of Retro Heaven

With two clashing love affairs.

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We've been swooning over Lana Del Rey's (opens in new tab) new single "West Coast," off of her forthcoming album Ultraviolence, for quite some time. The track, produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, is a slice of retro heaven and finally has a dreamy, black and white video counterpart.

In the video, we find Del Rey dipping between two very different love affairs amidst hazy California scenery. In the first scenario, she's roaming a beach and splashing in the waves with a young, leather-clad lover. In the other, she's donning diamonds and riding in a car with an old man in sunglasses while taking long drags from a cigarette. As the video comes to a close, it becomes clear who she's truly burning for.

Lauren Valenti
Lauren Valenti

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.