Lana Del Rey is preparing your mind for Tropico by releasing another teaser trailer for the short film. You can find the clip embedded below.
The upcoming audio-visual delight from the singer tells the story of a young woman who gets caught up in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles. Not only is she knee-deep in crime and debauchery, she also rubs elbows with strippers and other supposedly “cool” characters. Tropico should arrive on the internet later this month.
According to the folks at NME, Lana Del Rey’s so-called “passion project” also stars model Shaun Ross and features several of the singer’s songs. In fact, the release of the 30-minute short film will coincide with a three-song release entitled The Tropico EP. However, all three songs on the upcoming EP are found on Born To Die: The Paradise Edition.
Although Lana Del Rey really wants people to watch Tropico when it finally hits the internet on December 5, the singer has remained surprisingly tight-lipped about the project. Specific details about the plot are few and far between at the moment, though there’s plenty of cryptic info floating around out there.
“It’s Elvis and Jesus and Marilyn and extraterrestrials all in one,” she recently told Nylon. If that makes sense to you, then Tropico was completely designed with you in mind.
Even co-star Shaun Ross didn’t provide any real information about the project when he recently sat down with the folks at Bossip. Although the film was previously described as a “tale of redemption,” that’s pretty much where the official synopsis begins and ends.
The model explained:
“Working with Lana Del Rey has opened my eyes to a brand new world of thinking when it comes to music. The way she captures the essence of her thoughts into sound if just amazing. While filming we have had time to bond with one another which was amazing. She is super humble and I am sure the film ‘Tropico’ is going to turn heads upside down and not left to right.”
While fans are no doubt hoping Lana Del Rey will put together another album on the heels of the short film’s release, the singer recently said she doesn’t know what’s in store for the future. As for what the next album will sound like, your guess is apparently as good as hers.
“When people ask me about it, I just have to be honest — I really don’t know… I don’t want to say, ‘Yeah, definitely — the next one’s better than this one,’ because I don’t really hear a next one. My muse is very fickle. She only comes to me sometimes, which is annoying,” she told Nylon. In other words, who knows what the new album will contain.
Are you looking forward to the Lana Del Rey short film Tropico?