Lana Del Rey explains new music video's 'moving Monet' vibe
14 February 2016
Singer Lana Del Rey wanted viewers to feel like they had stepped into a French Impressionist artwork by painter Claude Monet while watching her new music video.
Earlier this week (ends12Feb16), the 30-year-old released the promo for her single Freak, which features on the star's fourth studio album Honeymoon.
And filming the music video was a family affair, as her sister took an active role in the production.
“The whole thing was inspired by a moving Monet,” Lana told Billboard before detailing how her sister and other friends contributed to the project. “We were shooting with a couple of special cameras and shooting everything in slow motion and taking a lot of time to colour it.”
The 11-minute long music video centres on a group of people who are experiencing a dreamy trip in California while under the influence of a psychedelic drug known as acid. Fellow musician Father John Misty stars in the promo with Lana and the pop star is happy she finally had the chance to collaborate with him.
“I wanted Father John Misty to do something with me and he was nice enough to agree to be my leading man,” she smiled. Lana is currently preparing to tour the world, performing shows at music festivals like the Park Live Festival in Moscow, Russia on 10 July (16). Playing at festivals is one of her favourite things to do, as the Summertime Sadness hitmaker experiences tremendous freedom in these types of environments.
“The festivals are the most fun," she gushed. "It’s open air, there are no bouncy walls so the sound is amazing and everyone is there to party. Everyone is in a good mood.”