Lana Del Rey Recruits Father John Misty for Gauzy ‘Freak’ Video
Lana Del Rey unveiled her new video for “Freak” late Tuesday night, the latest single off the singer’s 2015 LP Honeymoon. The 11-minute clip also stars Father John Misty, who plays the singer’s paramour in the gauzy, sun-soaked clip. “Baby if you want to leave / Come to California / Be a freak like me too,” Del Rey croons on the cut.
At around the 5:30 mark of the video, “Freak” fades down and the opening notes of Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” begin to swell, leading to a five-minute slow-motion sequence where Del Rey and a group of sea nymphs swirl around underwater; this portion is a nod to Del Rey’s “Music to Watch Boys To” video and stars the same girls from that clip. Eventually, Father John Misty is also submerged and given a baptism of sorts by the women around him.
Prior to the video’s Vevo premiere, “Freak” debuted Tuesday night at a special screening at Los Angeles’ Wiltern.