Lana Del Rey, ‘Chelsea Hotel No. 2′ – New Video
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As if Lana Del Rey doesn’t have enough videos out there racking up millions and millions of YouTube views, the sultry singer has issued an official clip for ‘Chelsea Hotel No. 2,’ her cover of the Leonard Cohen classic, which appeared on the folk legend’s 1974 album ‘New Skin for the Old Ceremony.’
The song — an ode to the legendary New York City hotel that has housed everybody from Bob Dylan and Tom Waits to Sid Vicious and Iggy Pop — gets a fairly faithful reworking in the hands of LDR, and the accompanying video is perhaps the most straightforward one she’s appeared in yet. Lana announced the clip yesterday (March 27) with a simple, two-word Twitter post (“new video”), without any other information about the tune and if it’s a part of a new project or simply a one-off.