Lana Del Rey Names New Album As 'Tropico' Short Arrives [Trailer]
The singer's passion project premiere coincides with a new album announcement.
Lana Del Rey's short film Tropico is finally ready to watch in its entirety online for free which is exciting news on its own but the singer has made sure that all eyes are on her as we move into 2014 with another special announcement.
Lana Del Rey Announces New Album At 'Tropico' Premiere.
Though we were lead to believe that the 'Born To Die' singer was planning on retiring after one album, she has announced and named her follow-up to her 2012 chart-topper.
Speaking at a the premiere of her short film, Tropico, at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, the singer told the audience: "I really just wanted us all to be together so I could try and visually close out my chapter before I release the new record, Ultraviolence," via The Guardian.
Billed as a "Biblical story of sin and redemption," Tropico sees Del Rey assume an Eve character who is transported to a dingy modern day setting with Adam when she takes a bite of the forbidden fruit whilst she sings 'Body Electric.'
In the grimy real world, Del Rey is a stripper whilst her man is a bored convenience store owner. "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness," Lana's voiceover says whilst she dances for men in suits. The scene descends into a terrifying robbery and we hear two more songs 'Gods and Monsters' and 'Bel Air' before the dramatic climax that Billboard describes as "captivating" and "pure bliss."
Lana Unveiled Plans For New Album, 'Ultraviolence.'
Filmed in June this year, Tropico was directed by Anthony Mandler, who also directed the 27 year-old star's previous 'National Anthem' and 'Ride' music videos.
Having described the film as a "farewell," Del Rey issued a statement via her YouTube account that said "I'm very grateful to have the inner visions of my mind's eye carried out. And now I'm ready for - Ultraviolence."