Godney is the Queen of Pop. Madonna is the Queen of Everything. Legendtina is the Queen of Lotuses. And Lana Del Slay? Why, she’s the Queen of Disaster.
As we already know by now, Lady Lana — who just cracked the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time since “Video Games” (finally!) with “Young & Beautiful,” her haunting theme song for The Great Gatsby — is prone to her fair share of Lana Del Leaks. Seriously, there’ve got to be over a hundred demos floating around at this point.
Just this weekend, yet another unused track has hit the net. It’s perfect. Who’s surprised?
If there were ever a chanteuse born to
die sing a song about old-fashioned American decadence, nostalgia and burning desire for the soundtrack of the upcoming Baz Luhrmann-directed The Great Gatsby, it’d be Queen Lana Del Rey.
The Rick Nowels co-crafted Gatsby theme song, “Young & Beautiful,” first hit our ears when she sang a few beautiful bars during an Italian radio interview. Now, after teasing us with a 30-second snippet on the soundtrack trailer, the full “Young & Beautiful” finally hit the net today—and it’s absolutely stunning.
And now for something completely perfect. (Or so it seems…)
The trailer for Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby reboot for the New Generation has arrived today, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan.
Not only does the movie look absolutely gorgeous, dazzling and grandiose (much like Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge), but the soundtrack is positively the stuff of dreams: Sia, Florence + The Machine, The XX, Emeli Sandé and of course, Lana Del Rey. (Also will.i.am, but let’s not talk about it. Also, Beyoncé covering Amy Winehouse. Can you please just not though, Bey?)
Almighty Prophet and Young, Dope and Proud American Lana Del Rey has been (mostly) staying out of the spotlight in the first half of 2013, instead focusing on recording for the soundtrack of the upcoming Great Gatsby remake, as well as her “dark” sophomore album. (Already crying, no one is worthy, etc.)
But out of nowhere, like the blessed bad baby and Pepsi Cola-lovin’ celestial being that she is, Queen Rey has gifted us with a stunning cover of “Chelsea Hotel No. 2,” a song recorded in 1974 by Leonard Cohen dedicated to an–err, “brief encounter” with the late Janis Joplin at the famed New York City hotel.
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.