Lana Del Rey has unveiled a stunning take on the George Gershwin classic ‘Summertime’
Released in aid of two major American orchestras (the New York Philarmonic and the Los Angeles Philarmonic orchestras to be precise), the track aims to raise awareness of the two organisations who have been hit hard during the worldwide Covid pandemic.
“While Lana Del Rey arguably grabs more headlines these days as a glamor-girl, it can be easy to forget that the songstress became famous for her songs.Mark Roberts, owner and co-founder of Stars & Letters Records, takes on Lana Del Rey’s‘Gods & Monsters’with his flourishing project We Are Temporary and in one fell swoop, he reminds us of the musical wanderlust that Lana Del Rey was originally known for.
Everything about We Are Temporary speaks to the dark and sultry with waves of light—a polarity that you only find in real, true, striking beauty and that makes the project so intriguing. This cover is no different; there’s a pronounced sense of right and wrong, light and dark, truth and lies beneath the vocals that takes the essence of the original in a completely different direction.
Influenced by everything from dream pop to goth to ambient sound, Roberts takes Lana Del Rey’s Gods & Monsters from something delicate and thinly veiled and turns it into something significantly more eerie, futuristic and industrial.”
After visiting Barcelona for the first time last March, when she had only an EP and a few singles to her name, American artist Billie Eilish, who at just 17 years old is an authentic world pop phenomenon, returns to town with her debut LP, ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ (2019), which has already become one of the best-selling albums of the year. She goes from the smaller Sant Jordi Club, where she played just six months earlier, to the Palau Sant Jordi to fill the stadium tonight with her secret formula of magnetic pop that has attracted comparisons to Lorde, James Blake, and Lana Del Rey.
After releasing the artwork for her new album Norman Fucking Rockwell!, queen of summertime sadness Lana Del Rey has shared a double video for singles “Fuck it I Love You” and “The Greatest”.
The clips are the work of director Rich Lee, also behind Lana’s videos for “Love”, “Lust for Life”, and “White Mustang” Unsurprisingly, the songs themselves are odes to California and love, with Lana wearing a Venice ‘Locals Only’ jacket in tribute to her adopted neighbourhood.
Lana Del Rey has a new album, Norman Fucking Rockwell, due out sometime before year’s end. While she hasn’t yet given a firm release date, she has covered “Doin’ Time”, the late ’90s single from Sublime.
There’s a new artist offering up fast-flowing intentionally-nonsensical lyrics over old school hip-hop beats. London-based Barny Fletcher is just 20 years old and though relatively new to rapping, he has already found himself signed to TAP, home of Dua Lipa and Lana Del Rey, with a whole lot of music industry eyes fixed firmly on his progress. Having first showcased his skills on the eccentric DOUGH at the tail end of last year, he just followed up with Christ Flow, the first single from his forthcoming debut mixtape.
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