"Jukebox The Ghost covers Lana Del Rey"
September 4, 2012
There was some concern when making the 2012 Undercover list that Lana Del Rey would have slipped entirely from the public consciousness by the time someone performed her song "Blue Jeans." The world was all a-titter about her lifeless Saturday Night Live performance way back in January, with defenders and haters bravely stepping forward on the Internet to talk about it. But here we are, with her record having topped the charts in a bunch of countries and a supercharged re-release due later this year. Then there was the business of actually covering "Blue Jeans," a song that in its original form actually buries its own hook in atmosphere and attitude. But two-thirds of Brooklyn trio Jukebox The Ghost stripped Lana down even further, tackling most of the song with just voice and piano. It's plenty faithful, though, and might even give the Del Rey haters something to consider. Jukebox The Ghost's latest album is Safe Travels. Enjoy.