Fifth Harmony Covers Lana Del Rey’s “American,” Comes For Wigs

by Bradley Stern

Fifth Harmony

While Saint Lana Del Rey heads back into the studio in California to record her new “spiritual, stripped down” record (already dying and/or dead), her loyal followers are still singing the gospel of Born To Die on the daily.

Earlier this week, Monarchy released their spacey take on “Video Games.” And now, we’ve got a cover of Paradise‘s “American” by none other than Simon Cowell‘s favorite X Factor crooners, Fifth Harmony.


Wait. I know what you’re thinking, Queen B: 5H covering Lana Del Rey? Seems really weird. But listen, please…

Britney Shocked


Seriously though, this cover is fucking bananas o’clock amazing.

The girls take the track and give it a melodic twist that really loosens up the lonesome, worldweary quality of Lana’s original and gives it a feel good freshness. Their voices are only continuing to improve individually–and more importantly, their harmonies. They really are living up to their name! (Queen Camila‘s obviously killing it as per usual in her appropriately patriotic top.) Be young, be dope, be proud girls!

This ought to be one hell of a debut record. Because when it comes to Fifth Harmony, anything could happen.



  • http://twitter.com/dosomethin2nite Joanna

    That 2nd gif of Britney is my favorite gif of all time! I crack up every time I see it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryancitobarajas Bryan Barajas

    All Hail Queen Camila!

  • DIana

    The Frank Ocean cover…now this? Beautiful. But Simon better not be playing games, doing these artistic covers to get cred for the generic teen pop songs to come. These girls are too talented; they deserve great songs.

  • http://twitter.com/nadineinsatiabl Nadine Coyle Fan

    this is amazing! the best track on the Paradise edition. great vocals. AMAZE!

  • Mierzwiak

    American is the most haunting, goosebump song of Lana Del Great. This… thing I just heard? No, thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/Jollienn Jolien

    Please let this girls get the quality material they deserve. So much potential in the hands of Simon Cowell, scary times.

  • Saraah

    Awesome! I just got a free card code for iTunes from freeitunesforever[dot]com

  • crowther

    Give credit to Lauren as well. Not only were her vocals on this cover spot on, but she seems to have a knack for picking out unexpected songs for 5H to cover that really work for them (she’s the one who first suggested they do Anything Could Happen). .