Lana del Rey is a phenomenon many of us have finally got caught up in; be it because of her music or the rumours surrounding her and Axl Rose.
This singer from New York has released two studio albums; Lana Del Ray A.K.A. Lizzy Grant (2010) and Born to Die (2012). Although her first work went unnoticed, Born to Die rose Lana to worldwide recognition with songs such as Videogames, Blue Jeans and Born to Die. For better or for worse, there is no denying that Lana del Rey is on everybody´s lips. The cover versions of her songs are proof of her abrupt influence on today´s music industry. We decided to get together an interesting complitation of the most interesting covers done so far.
The emblematic leader of Culture Club does his best Lana Del Rey impersonation, even up to copying her signature, her flower-in-the-hair look. Last week he released a cover of Video Games.
Video Games (teaser) by The Boy George
The famous producer Dev Hynes, better known as Blood Orange or Lightspeed Champion, has written songs for the likes of Florence + the Machine, Diana Vickers and The Chemical Brothers. In this case, he’s taken it upon himself to remix Lana Del Rey’s Blue Jeans, which you can listen to at Nowness.
BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB
At 5gig, we’re especially fond of BBC Radio One’s Live Lounge for the diverse artists they bring in for live performances on their show. Bombay Bicycle’s soulful version of Video Games set the bar high for the rest of bands.
The versatile Damon Albarn also fell victim to the charm and allure of Lana Del Rey earlier this year, paving the way to this remix of Born to Di. It’s a dub-style remix including samples of Clams Casino and Woodkid.
THE TING TINGS
Which remix or cover do you like best? Or, do you feel like making your own? If these five didn’t quench your thirst for Lana Del Rey material, just scour YouTube like we have — you’ll find hundreds of versions!