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Lana Del Rey (Elizabeth Woolridge Grant) was born in New York City, New York, on June 21, 1985. She was raised in Lake Placid, New York, with her brother Charlie and sister Chuck. She began writing music after learning guitar from her uncle at age 18, and while still in school in New York, began performing at many underground clubs. She recorded her first record, Sirens in 2006, under the pseudonym May Jailer. In 2008, she collaborated with David Kahne to put out her first studio album, Lana Del Ray, which was released on January 4, 2010. Though critical reception for the record was positive at the time, it was pulled from online retailers when Del Rey changed management and started focusing on gaining a major record deal. Del Rey soon bought back the rights to the record. In late 2011, she recorded "Video Games" with Justin Parker, and posted the video to her YouTube channel. The song and video garnered instant attention and sparked record deals with Stranger, Interscope, and Polydor. She released her major-label debut, Born to Die, on January 27, 2012. Its singles, including "Blue Jeans" and "National Anthem", helped Del Rey expand her fanbase. In the summer of 2012, Del Rey worked with both H&M and Jaguar to become a spokesperson for their products. She re-released Born to Die with 8 new tracks, as well as a standalone EP, Paradise, on November 9, 2012. Del Rey then began her foray into soundtracks, releasing "Young and Beautiful" in April, 2013, for the film ‘’The Great Gatsby’’, then "Once Upon a Dream" in January, 2014, for ‘’Maleficent’’. On June 13, 2014, she released her sophomore major-label album, Ultraviolence, featuring the singles "West Coast", "Ultraviolence" and "Black Beauty". The album was received warmly by critics who appreciated her shift towards a rawer sound. Del Rey contributed to another soundtrack in late 2014, recording two songs, "Big Eyes" and "I Can Fly", for the film ‘’Big Eyes’’. On September 18, 2015, Del Rey released her third major-label album Honeymoon, which was preceded by two singles, "High By the Beach" and "Music to Watch Boys To". Critics noted the album was another change for Del Rey, featuring trap influences and a more pop-friendly sound that contrasted sharply from her previous record. In late 2015, Del Rey said that she had thoughts of making another record. Since then, it has been confirmed that Del Rey's new album will be coming out in 2017. The first single from the new record, titled "Love", was registered on Harry Fox Agency in January, 2017; and it was officially released worldwide on February 18, 2017. About the album, Del Rey stated "I made my first 4 albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed."
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Neil Krug is an American director, photographer and artist based in Los Angeles. He worked with Lana Del Rey throughout 2014 to shoot the cover for her second major-label album Ultraviolence, for her 2015 third major-label album Honeymoon, and to promote her 2017 upcoming fifth studio album.

Check out some of his most recent shoots for Del Rey, and the other ones he's done in previous years. SEE MORE >

 

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"Love" is a song by Lana Del Rey that serves as the lead single for her upcoming fifth studio album. It was officially released worldwide on February 18, 2017. The official music video for the song was released on February 20, 2017.

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"Love" is the lead single from Lana Del Rey's upcoming fifth studio album. Officially released worldwide on February 18, 2017, it was co-written/produced by Del Rey, Rick Nowels, Emile Haynie, Benny Blanco and Kieron Menzies. Click here to read more.
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The "Love" music video was directed by Rich Lee. Filmed in June and July of 2016, the video is about 5 minutes long in entirety.

The clip starts out as pure ’60s pastiche, with Del Rey — in a white dress, with flowers in her hair — singing the song to a group of euphoric and telegenic young folks. But the video slowly reveals itself to be a sort of psychedelic vision, a moving ode to going swimming on strange planets and piloting a ’57 Chevy into the sun.

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