Depois de divulgar o trailer do videoclipe “National Anthem”, Lana Del Rey conta mais uma história de amor trágica para divulgar o seu álbum Born to Die.
Em “National Anthem”, que inicia com Del Rey encarnando Marilyn Monroe, a cantora mexe com o patriostismo e o estilo de vida norte-americano. A artista inspira-se nos dias de Jackie Kennedy ao lado de JFK, interpretado pelo rapper A$AP Rocky. Recheado de momentos de alegria e intimidade – em filmagens que parecem ser tiradas de uma câmera Super 8 da família -, o romance é interrompido quando o presidente Kennedy é assassinado nas ruas de Dallas. A direção é de Anthony Mandler.
“And I remember when I met him, it was so clear that he was the only one for me. We both knew it, right away. And as the years went on, things got more difficult, we were faced with more challenges. I begged him to stay, try to remember what we had in the beginning. He was charismatic, magnetic, electric – and everybody knew it. When he walked in, every woman’s head turned, everyone stood up to talk to him. He was like this hybrid, this mix of a man who couldn’t contain himself. I always got the sense that he became torn between being a good person and missing out on all of the opportunities that life could offer a man as magnificent as him. And in that way… I understood him. And I loved him. I loved him, I loved him, I loved him. And I still love him. I love him”.