Watch New Lana Del Rey Video for “National Anthem”

Jun 29th, 2012 in Music

Lana Del Rey does not shy away from controversy.  Just in time for the 4th of July, Del Rey has released an official video for her song, National Anthem.  In the video, A$AP Rocky makes a cameo as Camelot’s John F. Kennedy, while Del Rey appears (apparently) as an amalgam of JFK’s loves–starting with Marilyn Monroe and segueing into Jackie Kennedy.  Back in the day, this would have been considered treasonous and/or heretical in certain segments.  Nearly 50 years later, time has soothed (not healed), and the American iconography has been repeatedly scrambled and reinvented in an attempt to examine the inexplicable.  Regardless, we’ll take the unsettling imagery and bravura just to catch that gorgeous…chorus.

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