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 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

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