Saturday, 28 April 2012


It’s always interesting to see what direction artists take in composing the accompanying video clip to a great song. Maybe it will be a story told through a literal interpretation of the lyrics. Or if you’re Lana Del Rey, maybe there’s a pre-existing formula that your film clips take. 

The video for her latest single Carmen is a compilation of short clips, not dissimilar to that of her hit Video Games. However, unlike the former, Carmen tells more of a story that reflects the lyrics. Lana Del Rey portrays the illustrious girl depicted in the song perfectly. It's believable that it's actually her and she's singing about herself, the girl that everyones wants to be.

She gives them butterflies
Bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like God,
Her minds like a diamond.

A collection of beautiful and nostalgic imagery, Del Rey’s flawless face also makes appearances throughout. Whilst it may just be collection of short clips, it's arranged extremely well. The video even has a beautiful outro to finish it off, and ends with the French word Fin. For all those lucky enough to see Lana Del Rey grace the stage at Splendour at the Grass, it will be exciting to see what she brings to performance. 

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