Lana Del Rey has been teasing her short film “Tropico” with a series of visual teasers, but on Friday (Nov. 22), the pop phenom issued the official trailer for the 30-minute passion project, which will be exclusively released on VEVO on Dec. 5. Watch the trailer below:
In the trailer, Del Rey enters a seedy underworld of guns, drugs, strippers and convenience store madness after being told to “chill” by her main squeeze. Will the singer take a bite from the forbidden fruit that is a Los Angeles hellscape? Fans will have to wait two more weeks to see.
A press release reveals that “Tropico,” which was directed by Anthony Mandler, casts Del Rey as Eve in a “Biblical story of sin and redemption.” While the trailer does not feature Del Rey’s singing voice at all, her songs “Body Electric,” “Gods and Monsters” and “Bel Air” all appear in the half-hour epic.
After releasing her breakthrough album “Born To Die” at the top of 2012, Del Rey repackaged the full-length with eight new tracks as the “Born To Die: The Paradise Edition.” Cedric Gervais’ remix of her “Born To Die” single “Summertime Sadness” peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart earlier this year.