Well, that was quick. Remember the Vanity Fair poll earlier this month that favored Bruce Springsteen to write a new U.S. national anthem? Well, Lana Del Rey has come through. The singer’s nearly eight-minute video for “National Anthem,” released today, is quickly trending on Twitter.

In the retro-flavored video, Del Rey, 26, evokes both Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, while rapper A$AP stands in for President John F. Kennedy. Director Anthony Mandler presents us with a faithful Zapruder-style recreation of Kennedy’s assassination. MTV says that the video is “loaded with both social and political commentary.”

But what does it all mean?


Some fans have found themselves literally overwhelmed by the clip.


Others see an ominous fin in the water near John and Jackie’s Hyannis Port speedboat.