Lana Del Rey, ‘Summer Wine’ – New Video
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Less than a year ago, Lana Del Rey spoke of her desire to quit making music and become a screen writer, revealing that said vocation “will be my happy place.” Yet she still continues to churn out tunes, the latest being her cover of ‘Summer Wine,’ a duet first made famous by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood all the way back in 1967.
The accompanying video is a particularly lo-fi affair, featuring footage that looks like a home movie filmed on a vintage Super 8 camera belonging to LDR and her boyfriend, Barrie-James O’Neill of the band Kassidy. In the clip, the two saunter on the beach, wander past a carnival and smooch like the real-life lovers that they are. Del Rey’s fascination with Nancy Sinatra goes back to her early days, of course — LDR has famously dubbed herself a “gangsta Nancy Sinatra” — and her ‘Summer Wine’ cover completes that circle of life.