Lana Del Rey's 'Shades of Cool' video flirts with the idea of a violent death.

Lana Del Rey’s ‘Shades of Cool’ video flirts with the idea of a violent death.

Lana Del Rey’s latest obsession with violence and death is captured in her new “Shades Of Cool” video. She’s blasted by a shotgun after flirting with an older man who bears an eerie resemblance to mass murderer Richard Speck.

Del Rey’s imagery and metaphors will keep fans up at night trying to figure out her meaning.

But she gave a hint of her mindset in a recent interview. She seemed fascinated by the deaths at an early age of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and UK R&B singer Amy Winehouse.

The man in Lana Del Rey's video (left) and mass murderer Richard Speck.

The man in Lana Del Rey’s video (left) and mass murderer Richard Speck.

Lana, who is 27, also talked admiringly about the so-called “27 Club.” It consists of rockers like Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. They all died at the age of 27.

Del Rey, who is a fan of the ’60s, may have purposely picked an actor for her video who looks like Speck. If not, the coincidence is amazing.

Speck tortured, raped, and murdered eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital on July 14, 1966. It was one of the most sensational crimes of the decade.

He escaped a death sentence but died of a heart attack in prison in 1991. He was 49 years old.

Like Speck, Del Rey’s character is a drifter, although the video takes place in Malibu. A handgun is the weapon of choice. Speck killed with a knife.

Although there is a scene in the video where it looks like a knife is being plunged into Lana’s ephemeral body.

Speck also had a lover who was 15 when he got her pregnant and married her.

Check out the video below, let us know your thoughts and be sure to follow TheImproper on Twitter for the latest music news.

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