Auerbach produced the song's , , and instrumentation. Towards the end of the track's duration, a stray burst of shrill synth is solicited. In many respects, she's already there. Several news media sources went on to list it as one of the best songs of 2014, including , and. The heavily yellow artwork, which makes use of an filter camera lens, features Del Rey donning soft makeup while standing on a Californian coastline afront crashing waves.
Archived from on February 9, 2015. The music video has since drawn in more than 40 million views on YouTube. The black-and-white music video was noted to have predominantly dark, brooding, hazy, mysterious and sun-stroked imagery, and portrays Del Rey evoking her distinguished personality. While Caitlyn Carter, Joey DeGroot and Kyle Dowling of the same publication named it a stand-out on Ultraviolence. That's what someone just said to me when I was on the beach, I was at a beach party, he said 'they've got a sayin' if you're not drinkin' then you're not playin' ' I thought it was a cute opening line.
She then premiered the song live in a performance at the on April 13, 2014. She then met of by chance at Electric Lady Studios and then again on a night out in , and realized she needed to re-record the track to incorporate his looser production techniques. The performance resulted in Del Rey becoming the most-mentioned artist at Coachella on Twitter during the festival's first weekend. Auerbach's new version solicited a significantly lighter sound than the original, and incorporates elements of and. The clip then returns to the scene of Del Rey and her younger love interest on the beach.
Throughout the song, she restrains her delivery during its verses, but sings in a sweeping, cinematic style in its chorus. Rolling Stone writer Killian Young felt that the clip evoked the style of old-fashioned Hollywood. At the 1:20 mark, the song and its visuals simultaneously switch up, with the singer being pictured donning diamond jewelry, sitting alongside a more mature and -type man who wears sunglasses, as a chauffeured barrels forward in. The song was first solicited to in Italy also on April 14, 2014. Hitparáda — Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna.
Del Rey sports a beach-inspired look with a wave-like hair style, denim jacket and white shirt. Shot at and , it uses a minimalist and melancholy approach to depict Del Rey torn between two love interests, one of which is portrayed by Hollywood tattoo artist. Del Rey opined that the track's demo sounded very different to Auerbach's reproduction. Del Rey engages in 1960s apparition, numerous swaying and twirling actions, and sings with her eyes closed throughout the music video. The aforementioned segments are intercut with scenes that appear to be shot on a low-quality.
American duo released a cover of the song on March 3, 2016. Del Rey developed the track as a dedication to the , but with the intention of it being more psychological, which resulted in the track becoming distant from that of the. Archived from on April 24, 2014. Del Rey later released a teaser of the visual on Instagram on May 2, 2014. A shorter mix by Auerbach which featured stronger, clearer emphasis on Del Rey's vocals was designated as the radio edit of the song.
In another scene, the two are depicted nuzzling and in the back seat of the car. Garland's version incorporated more sleek production with elements of. On May 6, 2014, Interscope prematurely uploaded an unfinished version of the clip, before promptly removing it and then premiering the finished version a day later. Its chorus scythes across juddering bass and off-kilter. An accompanying music video, directed by Vincent Haycock, was released on May 7, 2014. Del Rey's love interest in this segment recalls , producer , and. She invited him to add a more casual, vibe to the song by recording in single takes, with a blues-like microphone.
She has a forlorn facial expression in the cover, and is depicted with a subtle frown with her eyes staring straight into the camera. Del Rey described Mahoney as her , lover and in the video. I like that other people can have fun and let loose. While Nelson wrote that the clip failed to enhance the song, but was understated enough not to detract from the music. The song impacted radio in the United States on June 3, 2014. The rendition was accompanied by visuals from the song's music video as Del Rey's backdrop.
A posse of are also pictured in this scene. Writing for , Alexa Camp said the music video faithfully mirrored the song's lyrics and was understated by Del Rey's usual standards. Del Rey depicts a woozy and solemn persona in these segments, while the pair caress each other under passing streetlights. The song's title was first announced by the singer on April 3, 2014, on and. At first, the clip appears to function in small, romantic gestures, reminiscent to that of a fashion magazine advertisement. It was digitally released on the on May 12, 2014.