SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-platinum artist Lana Del Rey announces Tropico will premiere across VEVO on December 5th. The short film will exclusively be available for streaming around the world across VEVO apps and VEVO.com.
Tropico is an epic tale based on the biblical story of sin and redemption and features Del Rey starring as Eve. The three-part story begins in the Garden of Eden and travels through time to modern-day Los Angeles. Del Rey's visual sensibility is rich and fantastical, and the movie's running themes stay true to the concepts of Born to Die and Born To Die – The Paradise Edition: the loss of innocence, good vs. evil, and trading beauty for money. The film puts closure on the two recordings, and features three songs from The Paradise Edition: "Body Electric," "Gods and Monsters," and "Bel Air."
The film, which also stars model Shaun Ross, was directed by Anthony Mandler who directed Del Rey's videos for "National Anthem" and "Ride."
Lana has become one of the most exciting and captivating artists in the world. Her debut album Born To Die has sold over 5 million albums and 7 million singles globally, including her release, the US platinum selling song "Young And Beautiful" taken from the soundtrack of the hit movie "The Great Gatsby" and her recent massive worldwide hit "Summertime Sadness", which cracked the Top 10, climbing to No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Collectively, the track has sold more than 1.8 million downloads.
Lana has also toured extensively throughout the year to much critical acclaim including stand out performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago.
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