Lana Del Rey's 'Summertime Sadness' Video Is Quite Melancholy

Actress Jaime King co-stars in vintage-looking clip for bummed-out 'Born to Die' track

Lana Del Rey's 'Summertime Sadness' Video Is Quite Melancholy
Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

Lana Del Rey, who recently became the face of H&M, has followed her Kennedy-inspired A$AP Rocky video collaboration with another set of visuals likely to set people talking. The video (via the Hairpin) for Born to Die's lovelorn, stuttering "Summertime Sadness" has a weathered, film-like look that recalls the singer and songwriter's breakout "Video Games" video. More provocative, though, is the hint of romance-gone-sour between Del Rey and the character played by actress Jaime King, whose husband Kyle Newman directs with fellow filmmaker Spencer Susser. Because this is a Lana Del Rey video, it's not spoiling anything to say there's a Thelma and Louise-like twist.

Speaking of summer bummers and the cinema, have you seen our list of the 20 most depressing blockbusters of all time?

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