Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Yes, Lana Del Rey and A$AP Rocky Revisit Kennedy's Camelot in New 'National Anthem' Music Video
The video presents an all-American image of paradise, replete with gorgeous costuming, that starts and ends in a moment of terrible loss. Unfortunately, it's punctuated with Del Rey's jarring, cartoonish vocal delivery of ham-fisted lines like, "Money is the anthem of success, so put on mascara and your party dress."
It's always interesting when a music video is better-crafted than the song that inspired it. The Anthony Mandler-directed clip for Lana Del Rey's new single "National Anthem" definitely fits into this category, with Lana and rapper A$AP Rocky portraying Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy in romantic vintage hues.