Lana Del Rey has released a cover version of Leonard Cohen’s “Chelsea Hotel No 2” with an accompanying music video. Seemingly random, but who cares? Del Rey surprises are always welcome.
Just like with any of Lana’s releases, the music is emotionally beyond words. A lone guitar melodically plays while the songstress declares “I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel, you were talking so brave and so sweet. Giving me head on the unmade bed while the limousines wait in the street.” Reverberation sets the simplified depth, melodic and lyrical content are purely available as the front focal points. (There are some underlying, extra brass sections that are buried deep within the mix, that help carry the song).
I keep trying to Google to see why she’s done this, but all I’m receiving so far are excited emoticons and fans typing “we are not worthy” so it doesn’t seem like a new project has been announced as of yet. Updates will come.
Born To Die: Paradise Edition was released November 9th, 2012. Click here to read my review.