On May 19th, we noted that Lana Del Rey has been shooting videos for “Summertime Sadness” and “National Anthem,” preparing to give them both the full single treatment.
Today, we get a glimpse of the past as a user uploads the original version of the video for “National Anthem,” which features the guitar heavy demo version, as opposed to the stringed-out pop version we hear on her debut record Born To Die (review).
The demo version is something we definitely hope to hear mixed and mastered for an upcoming single release. (Please..we’re begging you. This version has outstanding potential).
It’s put together in the same line as the “Video Games” and “Blue Jeans” features. Cut and pasted nostalgia, with Del Rey placed in common settings, looking pretty, and holding our gaze with the unique editing style.