9 Daring Moments In Lana Del Rey's "Born To Die"

by Aramide Tinubu

Ever since her 2012 second album Born to Die became a hit, Lana Del Rey has been soothing our souls and our hearts with her stunning melodic sound, and vintage Hollywood glam. In fact, Del Rey's "Born to Die" music video was a game changer when it first debuted — and she didn't stop there. From "National Anthem" to "Summertime Sadness," her sound and lyrics have always made me nostalgic for a time that I've never experienced. Whether your a fan of her music of not, you should a least give the sultry songstress points for originality, and for writing her own music. After all, we can all relate to wanting love and romance.

Del Rey's fourth studio album, Honeymoon, is set to be released later this year. If that's not enough to get you super excited, then this certainly will,: the video for the album's first single "Music To Watch Boys To" is rumored to drop sometime in June. To celebrate Del Rey's new music, let's take a look back at the "Born to Die" video. It's the music video that became her most iconic one and, even after all the others that she has released, it remains one of my favorites.

Here are nine things from the video you've probably forgotten about.

1. This Stunning Celine at Chateau de Fontainebleau

Lana Del Rey always steps outside of the box. Shooting a music video on location in France is brilliant, especially since she was able to mix centuries of art together.

2. Thrones & Tigers

Del Rey looks like she can give Khaleesi a run for her money. Daenerys Targaryen may have her dragons, but Queen Lana has her tigers.

3. The Ultimate Flower Crown

This stunning blue flower crown puts those seen at Coachella to shame. It's full, fluffy, and ridiculously regal.

4. Bringing the 1960's to Renaissance Era France

I'm obsessed with contrasts, and it looks like Lana Del Rey is as well. Juxtaposing the opulence of 17th century France with a vintage Ford Mustang and bright red Converse is just brilliant.

5. Red French Tips

There is nothing better then a modern twist on a classic, which is basically describes Del Rey's music. Her red French tip manicure in "Born to Die" is a perfect spin on tradition.

6. Vintage Boudoir

This stunning shot gives me all of my #bedroomgoals. From the plush flowers to the stunning Baroque furniture, it's almost too much amazingness in one video.

7. Tats On Flesh

Once again, Queen Lana kills it with the contrasts. Her suitor's tattoos against her flawless skin, and his denim against her silk slip, provide the perfect eye candy.

8. This 1969 Sportsroof Mustang

I'm no car expert, but I can certainly appreciate a good vintage vehicle. Apparently, Del Rey can as well.

9. This Gruesome Image

I'm certainly no fan of violence, but the song is called "Born to Die," and this haunting image is a perfect way to pay homage to the song title.

Still need more refreshing? Check out the "Born to Die" video below.

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