Lana Del Rey is no stranger to musical controversy, and has opened herself up to criticism yet again. This time, she’s done so by covering Nirvana’s hit song “Heart Shaped Box.” It’s hard to please everyone when covering a classic, and plenty of Nirvana fans are perturbed by Lana’s actions. But is her cover really that bad? I don’t think so. Give it a listen and tell us what you think!
Lana has said before that Kurt Cobain was one of her childhood idols, and in an interview last year, she mentioned: “When I was 11, I saw Kurt Cobain singing ‘Heart Shaped Box’ on MTV and it really stopped me dead in my tracks.” And I think she’s done a great tribute to her idol with this version of the song. I like the pipes Del Rey has, and I think they suit this tune well and give it an interesting, haunting spin. [via Sugarscape]
What do you think of this cover?