Just when I was getting mad at Lana for disappearing and not doing anything musically, she comes out with “Chelsea Hotel No. 2” and I am overwhelmed. First, I watched the video in my car, before school, on my phone and was not impressed. Then, I kept thinking about it throughout the day and I am now at the point where I feel that this is brilliant. Just Lana and an acoustic guitar, bare minimum. Very reminiscent of her Lizzy Grant days and the “Lana Del Rey A.K.A. Lizzy Grant” album.
Lana continues her homage to “how America used to be” with this cover of Leonard Cohen’s 1974 love song to Janis Joplin. Lana has created her own mystique, both visually and sonically. Bravo Lana!
Watch the Queen reign supreme below.