Monday, 29 April 2013

New Lana Del Rey Videos - Chelsea Hotel #2, Summer Wine and The Great Gatsby's Young and Beautiful

Lana Del Rey has been a busy girl. After enjoying huge success with her debut album 'Born To Die' and follow up 'Paradise', Lana has released a couple of buzz promos online as well as a brand new song to keep the fans going while she works on her third album. I'm kind of obsessed with Lana so this was good news all round. 

 First up is Lana's cover of Leonard Cohen's 'Chelsea Hotel #2' from 1974. This song was the perfect choice for Lana after the retro Americana feel of 'Ride'. I absolutely love the chilled out vibe of the video and the track feels like it was written especially for Lana, despite being recorded twelve years before she was born. 

Next up is a cover of Lee Hazelwoods classic 'Summer Wine', which Lana recorded with her boyfriend Barrie-James O'Neill. Nancy Sinatra originally made this song famous with her amazing version but I think it suits Lana's style and voice even more. What's really surprising though is how great her boyfriend sounds on the track with her. Check it out below.   

Finally, I wanted to share the new video for Lana's latest single, 'Young and Beautiful', which she co-wrote with director Baz Luhrmann for the upcoming film 'The Great Gatsby'. Lana's artistic persona suits the era brilliantly and her voice just sounds incredible with the orchestra behind her. 'Young and Beautiful' shows off yet another side to Lana Del Rey and I would love to hear more of this style on her upcoming album. This song should be massive if it gets the audience it deserves. 

So what do you think of Lana's new material? Which track is your favourite out of the three? And what do you think of the way her style is evolving? Let me know by commenting, liking and sharing below.