Lana Del Rey covered Leonard Cohen’s song Chelsea Hotel No. 2. I recently got into Leonard Cohen when I saw him live in NYC. I went from knowing 3 songs of his to riding that sweet Leonard Cohen train hard. Chelsea Hotel No. 2 is one of my favorites of his. The song is simple and quiet but full of little details that makes you want to hear more of the story he’s singing. An excerpt:
I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
you were talking so brave and so sweet,
giving me head on the unmade bed,
while the limousines wait in the street.
I’m telling you: this is a great song for her and she does it really well! But since so many people have issues with her plasticized face they dismiss her. I think she’s beautiful, but whatever. So, if you must, watch the video you with your eyes closed and just listen. She has so much emotion in her voice.
And come on, you know it’s going to be better than Scarlett Johansson’s Tom Waits mess.