Sky Ferreira Somehow Covers “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” Before Lana Del Rey Does: Listen

Jan 18th, 2013 // 4 Comments
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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)”

[via MuuMuse]

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  1. Rhiannon

    Actually Lana’s manager came up with the whole “Gangster Nancy Sinatra” shtick when they were trying to get her signed into a major record label. She has never referred to herself as being a “Gangster Nancy Sinatra”.

    BTW, I don’t know why you felt it was relevant to mention Lana Del Rey in an article that is supposed to be about Sky and her amazing cover with 2cellos. But whatever.

  2. Rachel

    Love this song with 2Cellos. I feel like all their collabs are fantastic. I think one of my favorites is “Supermassive Black Hole” but Bang Bang is definitely up there!

  3. jeffrey

    “the iconic Cher song “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)?”

    this song is by Nancy Sinatra, not Cher……

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