Lana Del Rey - "West Coast" Video

For my money, Lana Del Rey’s “West Coast” is one of the best songs of the year, and I say this as someone who’s not historically a fan of Lana Del Rey and totally ambivalent about the music made by the song’s producer, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. This is just a haunting, hypnotic piece of music that sends chills up and down my entire skeleton, especially when the tempo shifts downward on the chorus. Anyway, the new song has a new video, a black-and-white clip of LDR narcotically flitting around some Pacific Ocean shorefront (interspersed occasionally with some color shots of LDR on fire). I don’t think it enhances the song’s power in any particular way, but it’s (wisely) understated enough not to detract from the music. Watch.

Comments (8)
  1. I’m with you Nelson. I love taking shots at LDR like any one else on this site, but I can’t help but like this song.

    Also, for some odd reason, I now have this urge to get a noose sideburn tattoo.

  2. Apparently the video is “not available in my region” and I’m actually down on the west coast! WTF

    • It’s not available in any region at the moment. They took it down, to be replaced tomorrow by a new version (though it’ll almost definitely be the same version with minor if any alterations — my guess is they didn’t have the press rollout ready for today, and maybe never intended for the video to be released today in the first place).

  3. She reminds me of that certain category of girl I’ve dated…ya know, the one that you hang with for far longer than you should merely because the sex was so fantastic.

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  6. The video is a huge disappointment for an artist that has always excelled on the genre. Definitely her best tune, though.

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