Lana Del Rey – High By The Beach

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Lana Del Rey released her video for “High By the Beach,” the latest single from her upcoming Honeymoon, this afternoon. It’s dreamy and strange, with a beach house, aerial shots straight out of Grand Theft Auto, and a lovely (but snag-prone) baby blue robe on Lana, but let’s be honest: you’re not here for car porn and caftans. You’re here for Lana flipping through a tabloid like she’s stuck in a supermarket line, dreaming of an afternoon spent blunted by the waves. And you’re here for Lana grabbing a piece of exotic weaponry out of a hidden guitar case and blowing some airborne lurker to smithereens.

Looks like a hit: 1.5 million views in one day.

  • The Professor

    It’s fun. She is def. a Nancy Sinatra with a better voice (admittedly a low bar.)

  • CanuckDon

    Certainly one way to wash that man right out of your hair…lol….nice, dreamy song for summer otherwise. I enjoy her music although I’m not sure if I’d enjoy a full album.

  • Blobby

    what am I missing w this chick that others are not? She has reed thin vocal ability and no range.

    • Bill

      Aura.

    • objectivistking

      She’s a construct, and I question Joe’s taste in music, but the song is good.

    • Lars De

      Every time I’ve had the displeasure of hearing her I think to myself that somewhere a marketing team thought “What if we took a girl with the personality and voice of a coma and played a huge practical joke by insisting she’s a talented and misunderstood artist?” It’s no misunderstanding, she’s boring and extremely limited. At her best she’s a poseur!

  • CJAS

    She has a great aesthetic and a better sense of humor.

  • Gest2016

    Not one of her better songs. Kind of tedious and dreary, and the message is depressing (in a bad way).

    • objectivistking

      Getting high by the beach is terrific.

      • Gest2016

        Ya but getting high alone … I was more worried about her jumping out the window to end it all … she gives off a certain “suicidal” vibe …

        • objectivistking

          Sure, but so what? I get what you’re saying, but it’s weirdly charming. Kinda got hooked when coming up from the beach she got her dress snagged. Plus, I’m a gamer and the gun was badass.

        • Blobby

          we could be so lucky.

  • James

    Never heard of her. Is she a “Real Housewife”? Boring song, stupid video.

  • I love Lana. She has that charm that balances nicely between pop and indie.