In her cinematic new video for “National Anthem”, Lana del Rey plays both Marilyn Monroe and Jackie O to rapper A$AP Rocky’s JFK. Or maybe she was Monroe all along, and this video is meant to explore how different things could’ve turned out if other choices had been made, and how certain things – like a life’s premature end – cannot be avoided. Or maybe it’s about a loss of innocence. Or maybe A$AP Rocky is Obama and there is some social commentary there. I have no clue. But the video is visually quite nice, running for over 7 minutes, all the shots are sepia-filtered and Instagram-looking for that 60s vintage feel. Watch below.
Lana Del Rey’s debut album, Born To Die, is out now.