Lana Del Rey Is Larger Than Life In New “Doin’ Time” Music Video
Tomorrow, Lana Del Rey will release her new album, Norman Fucking Rockwell. Although Lana has shared several singles already – “Mariners Apartment Complex,” “Venice Bitch,” “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but i have it,” and, most recently, “Fuck It I Love You” and “The Greatest” – today fans get to see a Rich Lee directed music video for her Sublime cover of “Doin’ Time.”
First released three months ago, her cover of “Doin’ Time” is masterful. Lana seamlessly weaves together both the laid-back, ska-meets-reggae style of Sublime’s original recording with her own chill vibe. This time, instead of singing about “Summertime Sadness,” Lana croons, “Summertime, and the living’s easy.” The song retains its magical, tropical soundscape, still an ironic contradiction in the face of lyrics about a cheating girlfriend.
In the new music video, Lana is an actual giant wandering around Los Angeles. She doesn’t really terrorize anyone, but she does effortlessly rip a palm tree out of the earth just to fan herself in the city’s overbearing heat. Fast forward a bit and we see that Giant Lana is just a character playing on the screen of an old drive-in theater. Perhaps this is their version of the B-movie classic, Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman.
Here we see another Lana – this time with a blonde bob, reminiscent of Lana’s Lizzy Grant days – on a date with her boyfriend. Too bad her boyfriend’s a cheater. We take a brief interlude to watch Giant Lana with the movie-goers; the “Doin’ Time” audio pauses as we hear vintage, cinematic scoring instead. But then the song comes back on and Giant Lana is stepping through the screen to seek revenge on Blonde Lana’s cheating boyfriend.
Check out the wild “Doin’ Time” music video below:
You can stream or download “Doin’ Time” from all the major music providers here. It will also appear on Norman Fucking Rockwell, out in just a few hours. You can pre-order the album now.
Norman Fucking Rockwell
Lana is about to release a new album. You can pre-order Norman Fucking Rockwell from Lana’s official website here. The album comes out tomorrow!
“Doin’ Time” will appear on the album. We’ve also heard several other songs in full already – singles “Mariners Apartment Complex,” “Venice Bitch,” “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but i have it,” and “The Greatest” and “Fuck It I Love You,” plus a live performance of “How To Disappear.” We’ve also heard several clips of album tracks.
Check out the full tracklisting below:
- Norman Fucking Rockwell
- Mariners Apartment Complex
- Venice Bitch
- Fuck It I Love You
- Doin’ Time
- Love Song
- Cinnamon Girl
- How To Disappear
- The Next Best American Record
- The Greatest
- Happiness Is A Butterfly
- hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but i have it
“Looking For America” & “Season Of The Witch”
Ever generous with her music, Lana released two additional songs on August 9th, although neither will appear on her new album. She wrote “Looking For America” following the back-to-back shootings in the US in the first weekend of August. Lana then released the song just a few days later.
Lana also recorded a cover of “Season Of The Witch” – originally by Donovan – for the new Guillermo Del Toro film, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark.
In a few weeks, we should also hear Lana’s next soundtrack single, this time for Charlie’s Angels. She recorded a still-unannounced song and music video with Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus.
Enjoy the new music video for “Doin’ Time”! Tomorrow, we’ll finally get to hear all of Norman Fucking Rockwell! Catch up on everything we know about it so far here. The album will be released on August 30th. As always, keep checking back here for all the latest Lana Del Rey music news.
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