Lana Del Rey Shares ‘Freak’ Video Starring Father John Misty [WATCH]
Lana Del Rey has shared her much-anticipated music video for "Freak" starring Father John Misty as the bearded leader of some Californian cult of freaks as well as the actresses from her video for "Music to Watch Boys To."
After teasing the new video for weeks, Del Rey simultaneously premiered the video online as well as at a screening event held at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Fans who were able to snag tickets to the screening were treated to a few live songs, including "Honeymoon," before viewing the music video, PopCrush reports.
The video itself is a dizzying, LSD-fueled narrative much like an episode of Aquarius, the David Duchovny-starring TV series about Charles Manson. The "Freak" singer is idiosyncratically decked-out in press-on nails, a billowing paisley peasant blouse, a white lace crop top with fringed sleeves and short-shorts: she dresses the part of a 1960s hippie in some scenes, and that of characters Sad Girl and Mousie from the 1994 film Mi Vida Loca in others.
The song "Freak" ends about halfway through the video as Del Rey's character drinks a cup of red kool aid-looking punch, and she and Misty's character fall into an embrace as a thick fog rolls in. The second half of the video is shot underwater and focuses on the other three girls as the characters all swim in all-white, set to the tune of French composer Claude Debussy's classic "Clair De Lune."
Watch the ten-minute video for the Honeymoon track below.
The video collaboration was apparently a long time coming. Del Rey has expressed her admiration for her video's co-star in the past, including during a 2013 interview when she stated, "Well, I'm sort of influenced each day by whatever I come upon. Like I don't listen to that much new music, but I actually really love Father John Misty, who kind of reminded me of my roots," Consequence of Sound reports. Additionally, Misty recently included Honeymoon in his list of favorite albums from 2015.