Lana Del Rey Mourns a Lost Love in 'Summertime Sadness' Video
Keeping the buzz alive while sticking with sepia-tones and a healthy dose of melodramatics, Lana Del Rey probes a crumbling relationship in the music video for "Summertime Sadness," a cut off her debut album, "Born to Die."
Starring Del Rey and actress Jaime King (wife of the video's director, Kyle Newman), the video traces the women's relationship with spliced together film bits -- much like the effects used in her earlier efforts -- and foggy scenes of the stars pouting and glancing seductively over their shoulders.
The final sixty seconds of the video features both the grief stricken lovers falling in slow motion off of a bridge, suicidal after realizing the irreparability of their relationship. "I just wanted you to know," Del Rey intones as she tumbles slowly into the abyss, "that baby you were the best."
"Born to Die" debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 292,000 copies sold to date in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Summertime Sadness," which was filmed in April in Santa Clarita, Cali., is the fifth song from the album to receive a music video.