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by on October 12, 2012

Over here, it’s safe to say that we’re fans of Lana Del Rey. The songstress has just dropped an impressive 10 minute video for the first single off the Born to Die: Paradise Edition and the imagery has us wanting to jump on a motorcycle and ride off into the sunset. 

Lana Del Rey Dates a Biker in Her Video for <i>Ride</i>

In Lana Del Rey’s music video for Ridewhich is the first single off the Born to Die re-release, Lana joins a biker gang and they galavant across the desert on their hogs.

If you want skip a Lana voice over about “feeling free” and what not, then skip past the footage of her waiting at gas stations and convenience stores at the 3:30 mark.

Although the video was released to the public today, Lana held a free showing at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica last Wednesday to celebrate the release of the video.

Directed by Anthony Mandler, Lana expressed that the video romanticized the notion of “riding free”. To do so, she dates a trio of burley and grungy biker men throughout and portrays the biker girlfriend while riding in the passenger seats of classic cars.

The singer’s fame has been steadily growing with the exposure of her H&M campaign,  spokesmodel gig with Jaguar, and even her own namesake handbag. And we’re loving the singer’s flair for nostalgia and minus the 7 minute excess included in the video, we can safely say that Lana is around to stay.

To get a preview of is to come off of Born to Die: Paradise Edition, then take a listen to the teaser trailer for her new material here.


Contributed by Emily Draznik

Chicago transplant and aspiring gay icon. I hold the belief that puns are the highest form of humor and love writing about fashion and everything in between.