The new edit of the clip is almost identical to the original. I thought there was some kind of mistake until I got to the very end where Lana appears to drown and sinks to the bottom of a swimming pool. There’s also a psychedelic visual of someone being stabbed to really drive the point home. I can understand why this version wasn’t promoted in light of the controversy surrounding that interview with The Guardian (she told a reporter: “I wish I was dead already”) but it’s perfect for the song and compliments an already brilliant visual.
You can watch the “Shades Of Cool” director’s cut over at This Is Frank. Let us know which edit you prefer in the comments below.
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