Lana Del Rey’s “American” Covered By Fifth Harmony: Watch

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The ladies of Fifth Harmony are at it again. After posting a lovely in-studio cover of Frank Ocean‘s “Thinkin Bout You,” the X Factor almost-winners have taken a stab at Lana Del Rey‘s “American.” Here, the Paradise track is stripped down to its basic elements — a simple acoustic shuffle and a gentle cascade of vocals — showing that there’s actually a sprightly little melody hiding under all of Lana’s morose trappings.

It seems pretty clear that this is better than any off-the-cuff unplugged take Lana could offer up, right? That’s not meant as a dig against LDR, it’s just that we know she has a tough time re-creating the the beauty of her tracks in a live setting. OK so maybe it is a dig against her. Anyway, see the cover up top, and check out 5H’s tweet soliciting the opinions of Harmonizers below.

Fifth Harmony — “American” (Lana Del Rey cover)


So, which 5H cover did you like better? Tell us below, or on Facebook and Twitter.

  • SamanthaCarolina

    What the efff? Lana is an amazing singer and her original melody is so much better. This was no where near as beautiful and lovely as the original. This groups harmonies are annoying.

  • no/

    This is disgusting.

  • sdasd

    How dare they

  • fernanda

    LANA IS AMAZING so does fifth harmony they didnt wanted to copy lana they have their own style and both are amazing!!

    • Bradley Stern

      AGREED. That’s the point of a cover! It’s not a competition.