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Lana Del Rey Caught in Love Spell in Dystopian White Mustang Video (See!)

'Summer's Meant for Loving and Leaving'

Lana Del Rey looks as dreamy and ephemeral as usual in the new video for her tune ‘White Mustang.’ (Photo: ScreenCap)

Lana Del Rey is off on another romance in the not too distant future in her latest video for “White Mustang,” the third song off her new album, Lust for Life. It follows videos for “Love” and “Lust for Life”.

The song is cut from the same minor chord mold that marks her musical style. It’s a haunting, some say ethereal, sound that ooze sensuality.

In the video, Lana is staring longingly (of course) from the balcony of a futuristic high-end home. In the distance is a futuristic city that may be nearer than you think.

Apparently, our future selves still haven’t solved the problem of traffic congestion or moved beyond internal combustion cars.

Then, again, Lana’s vision of the future has a distinctly dystopian feel that characterizes most of her music videos.

Incidentally, the city is supposed to be Los Angeles.

No matter what the atmospherics, the song is about love and love lost. Her on-screen lover is Icelandic actor Eðvarð Egilsson.

Here’s a sampling:

Packing all my things for the summer
Lying on my bed it’s a bummer
Cause I didn’t call when I got your number
But I liked you a lot
Slippin’ on my dress in soft filters
Everybody said you’re a killer, but I
Couldn’t stop the way I was feeling that day
Your record dropped

Although the refrain is about a White Mustang, Lana hops into the seat of a Studebaker Avanti, a sports car first produced in 1962. The car was hailed as a revolutionary design for its time.

Her fifth album includes collaborations with A$AP Rocky (“Summer Bummer,” “Groupie Love”), Stevie Nicks (“Beautiful People Beautiful Problems”) and Sean Ono Lennon (“Tomorrow Never Came”), according to Rolling Stone.

Check out the video below and the full lyrics after that. For the latest in music, follow IM on Twitter.

Packing all my things for the summer
Lying on my bed it’s a bummer
Cause I didn’t call when I got your number
But I liked you a lot
Slippin’ on my dress in soft filters
Everybody said you’re a killer, but I
Couldn’t stop the way I was feeling that day
Your record dropped

The day I saw your white Mustang
Your white Mustang
The day I saw your white Mustang
Your white Mustang

Caught up in my dreams and forgetting
I’ve been acting like Armageddon ’cause you
Held me in your arms just a little too tight
That’s what I thought
Summer’s meant for loving and leaving
I was such a fool for believing that you
Could change all the ways you’ve been living
But you just couldn’t stop

The day I saw your white Mustang
Your white Mustang
The day I saw your white Mustang
Your white Mustang

You’re revving and revving and revving it up
And the sound, it was frightening
And you were getting a part of that
You gonna hit me like a lightning

White Mustang
Your white Mustang
The day I saw your white Mustang
Said you’re a wild Mustang

You gonna hit me like a lightning
You gonna hit me like a lightning

 

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