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Lana Del Rey Gets Creepily Close with The Weeknd in “Lust For Life” Video (Lyrics Review)

Lana Del Rey released the official music video for “Lust For Life” along with The Weeknd and it’s pretty bizarre. The song appears in her 2017 album titled the same. The music video has some pretty weird imagery, which is not just about getting cozy with The Weeknd over the Hollywood Hills.

Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd are of the same class of artists who use a lot of unusual imagery in their videos to convey a subtle but strong meaning. We saw this trend in The Weeknd’s “Party Monster” music video. Lana’s “Lust For Life” is of the same nature, which is not a far cry from the lyrics to the song.

Watch “Lust For Life” Music Video

In the pre-chorus of the song, Lana Del Rey goes;

Take off, take off
Take off all your clothes
Take off, take off
Take off all your clothes
Take off, take off
Take off all of your clothes

“Lust For Life” is a seductive song. We can see The Weeknd’s influence in the lyrics who is a co-writer of the song along with Max Martin.

The Weeknd joins on the pre-chorus as follows;

They say only the good die young
That just ain’t right
‘Cause we’re having too much fun
Too much fun tonight, yeah

Basically, The Weeknd is going with the theme of his album ‘Starboy’ that you gotta live while you can. And he is living the life right now.

The starboy makes another reference to one of the legends of the star-themed music-Iggy Pop who had a song titled “Lust For Life.”

Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd join voices in a peaceful harmony for the second verse of the song;

Then, we dance on the H of the Hollywood sign, yeah
‘Til we run out of breath, gotta dance ’til we die (doo wop, doo wop)
My boyfriend’s back
And he’s cooler than ever (shadoop, shadoop)
There’s no more night, blue skies forever

Hollywood sign is a symbolic representation of the materialistic life of fame and fortune. Ironically or not “H” is the only letter that has a flat (solid) surface on which two can dance on. This might be a subtle reference to the fragile nature of the life of the superstars. And they just dance under the spotlight until they die. There is literally no escape.

We are hooked with the video and lyrics to “Lust For Life” by Lana Del Rey. Addition of The Weeknd into the lyrics, music and the video gives so much more emphasis to the meaning of the song.

What is your take on “Lust For Life?” If you have different interpretations of the song and visuals, do comment below and we will get back to you.

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