I shouldn’t feel like I have to justify myself, but my inner music hipster is getting the better of me:
- Yes, I know this is a cover – and a damn good one at that. I think it stands shoulder to shoulder with other versions of this song.
- Yes, I’ve seen Blue Velvet. It’s my favourite David Lynch movie (that I’ve seen so far).
- Yes, Lana Del Rey is a *little* overrated (or at least she was when this record came out), but still worth your time.
I really love this cover version and I rank it pretty high in Lana Del Rey’s discography. If she isn’t a David Lynch fan, she does a damn good job of combining the surreal, the nostalgic and the uneasy. In fact, Del Rey’s persona is straight out of a Lynch movie. And pandering as it is, I do like the music video a hell of a lot.
Also, here is a video of drag queen Katya performing this song. You’re welcome.
Track: Blue Velvet
Artist: Lana Del Rey
From: Paradise – EP [Interscope/Polydor]