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Singer Lana Del Rey has released a 10 minute music video for her new song “Ride,” off of her upcoming album Born To Die - The Paradise Edition.
Rolling Stone reports the video is directed by Anthony Mandler and is supposed to be a vision of what “America used to be,” according to Del Rey.
The video for “Ride” is below:
The video begins with Del Rey on a swing in the middle of the desert, which according to Examiner, is a reference to the single’s cover art.
Del Rey is definitely not one to shy from controversial moments. The video features her in getting intimate with various men, hanging out with a biker gang, waving a gun, and dressing up in a Native American headdress.
The video premiered to fans Wednesday night at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, California. There was a screening of the video and a question and answer panel with fans. Each fan received a couple of the dialogue in the video and a letter from Del Rey.
Del Rey greeted all her fans and introduced the clip by thanking her fans: “"You make everything that was ever hard completely, completely worth it. You don't have to be as good as you are, and you just always are. We're not even having a concert, we're just showing the film."
Del Rey praises director Anthony Mandler saying he “shared my love of all things dark and beautiful and understood my passion and revery for the country that America used to be. He's helped me to bring the visions of my imagination to life and tell my different life stories through film."
Born To Die - The Paradise Edition will be released on Tuesday, November 13.