We really didn't have to wait long for Lana Del Rey's accompanying video for new single 'Love', which came out over the weekend. The video dropped yesterday (February 20th 2017), after the singer announced that it was on the way via an Instagram video stream.

Lana Del ReyLana Del Rey releases the video for 'Love'

The video starts off in black and white, with Lana singing away with flowers in her hair before coloured images of various couples hanging with their friends appear, all in full vintage gear. Then things transcend into the supernatural as all characters in the visual explore outer space.

Just before the video aired, she did a live video stream on Instagram to announce that it was on the way. 'I just wanted to say hi to everybody and let you know that I have a new music video out for the first single - which came early! Blaming you (just kidding)', she said. 'But I'm so excited about it, we have put so much love and time and attention into it.'

She also introduced the video's director Rich Lee, and gave her fans a glimpse of her sister Chuck Grant and friend/assistant Stella who were also waiting with her for the video to be uploaded. 'My favourite part of the video? Well, we have all of our friends in the video', she said, listing off a few of her band's members. 'But I just love everything that Rich did with making the space scenes look so real but so surreal at the same time.'

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'Love' is the first single to be released from her forthcoming fourth major label studio album, the details of which are yet to be announced. We do know that a number of special guests will feature, and that it has been worked on by Lana's long-time producer Rick Nowels. She also describes the upcoming record as having a 'retro sensibility with a futuristic flair'.

'I have lots of cool things to keep on telling you over the month and some cool events coming up too so look out for that', she insisted. Indeed, she also have a few festival spots planned for the likes of Lollapalooza and Way Out West.