Sky Ferreira (with some help from Croatian duo 2Cellos) covered the iconic Cher song “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down).” We’re not even going to delve into how on Earth Ms. Ferreira ended up on the Eastern European cello act’s album; we’re just glad the track recently popped up online. In fact, we’re more shocked by the fact that, as far as we can tell, Sky somehow got to this cover before Lana Del Rey did. Wasn’t Lana’s entire “gangsta Nancy Sinatra” thing based on Nancy’s version of this song? First, the Saint Laurent campaign, now this…Sky’s beating you at your own game, bb!
Anyway, Sky’s cover is faithfully brooding, and even more sparse and haunting than either of the two classic versions. It’s like the Max Payne theme (nerd reference, sorry) crossed with the saddest breakup. Check it out below.
Sky Ferreira & 2Cellos — “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)”