Lana Del Rey has done slow, sultry and stunning before —and those three are all apt descriptors here — but "Love" boasts some of her best visuals to date, especially the mid-video run that has the characters literally floating.
Come along on a misty mountain hop (see what I did there?) with Lana Del Rey and guest Father John Misty. It's a bit long (11 minutes) and trippy (acid), but the ending water ballet sequence washes away any fears that FJM is gonna go full Manson (Charles) in this Topanga vision quest.
Update: Told you this probably wouldn't last long... In a way this looked like two unrelated projects put together... Perhaps someday we'll find out.
As you can imagine, the Marilyn Manson vaults likely contain some fucked up shit. That said, who knows how "real" this newly released (leaked?) clip is, as it combines Manson's 2012 video "No Reflection" with previously unseen footage that includes Lana Del Rey getting raped by horror director/actor Eli Roth — a piece of film that Roth discussed with Larry King last year:
"The footage is so sick, it's been locked in a vault for over a year. But Manson is a friend — he came to my Passover Seder."
Spoiler Alert: It's NSFW and will likely disappear from the Internet and back into the vault as mysteriously as it arrived — kind of like Elijah at your seder — this time secured under a more foolproof lock and key.
It's hard to pin down what directly influences Lana Del Rey here... One moment we're in a David Lynch fastasy, the next we're in Marilyn Monroe territory, or maybe something a bit closer to Sharon Tate. It's definitely Hollywood and it's definitely noir — and yes, definitely cool — but it's also uniquely Lana Del Rey, even with all the clear, or hazy, precursors.