Lana Del Rey really wants you to have a look at Tropico.
After teasing her loyal fans and followers with teasers and trailers, the singer is finally ready to drop the 30-minute short film on the masses. If you’re curious to see what all the fuss is about, then direct your undivided attention to the video embedded below. Just make sure you have plenty of time to spare before settling in for the show.
Directed by Anthony Mandler, Lana Del Rey’s Tropico is reportedly “based on the biblical story of sin and redemption.” This apparently includes rubbing elbows with strippers, gangsters, and other gloomy characters in and around Los Angeles. It also features Jesus Christ hanging out with Marilyn Monroe.
Although the short film arrived at 11 am EST on VEVO today (December 5), Direct Lyrics discovered that Tropico is already available overseas. You can either wait to watch the short film in HD later today or you can feast your eyes on a low-fi version below. The choice, as they say, is completely yours.
According to the boys and girls at Spin, Lana Del Rey announced the title of her next album during the premiere of Tropico in Los Angeles on Wednesday (December 4). The singer decided on the title Ultraviolence, a term that originally appeared in Anthony Burgess’ novel A Clockwork Orange.
“I really just wanted us all to be together so I could try and visually close out my chapter before I release the new record, ‘Ultraviolence,'” she told the folks who attended the event.
While Lana Del Rey has a title picked out for her new batch of songs, it’s still unclear which direction the singer intends to go. During her chat with Nylon, the “Video Games” singer revealed that she’s not sure what the album will sound like when all is said and done.
“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.”
When you’re ready to experience Tropico in all its glory, take a look at the video embedded below. Stay tuned to the singer’s Twitter feed for details regarding the VEVO release.
Here’s video of the Ultraviolence announcement in Los Angeles.
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