Lana Del Rey has sent fans into a mild frenzy after announcing her upcoming short film Tropico will be her ‘farewell project’. Adding fuel to the fire is the fact that Lana has failed to elaborate on what she meant by this label – could the 30-minute short film be her swansong?
The short, directed by Anthony Mandler with production overseen by Rick Rubin, features three tracks from the songstress – Body Electric, Gods and Monsters and Bel Air – and looks to be something of an extended promo video for the three tracks.
One could consider this going out with a ‘bang’, but other than informing supporters via Twitter that she is “looking forward to seeing you for the farewell project” little else is known about what she is currently scheming.
Del Rey has previously gone on record as saying she may never release another album, though at the beginning of the year it was reported that she had officially entered the studio to being work on the follow-up, and just this weekend she announced that some of her recently leaked material was set for an upcoming album.
At this point in time, Tropico has no release date and, given Lana’s lack of haste in releasing any new material, we wouldn’t recommend holding your breath for it either
Looking forward to seeing you for the farewell project. I adore you and thank you for inspiring me. TROPICO pic.twitter.com/XaoqNTg69F
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) August 17, 2013
(Via Pigeons And Planes)