Lana Del Rey’s Cover Of Madonna’s “You Must Love Me” Is Exquisite

Lana Del Rey's Cosmic 'Love' Video
The past, present and future collide in Lana Del Rey's cosmic 'Love' video.

The Lana Del Rey/Andrew Lloyd Webber collaboration you didn’t know you needed arrived this morning (March 5). They unite for an exquisite interpretation of “You Must Love Me,” a song written for the film adaptation of Evita and originally performed by Madonna. How did this come about? The legendary composer is celebrating his 70th birthday by releasing a career retrospective called Unmasked: The Platinum Collection (due March 16) that features songs from his world-famous musicals as well as previously unreleased collectibles and new music.

“You Must Love Me” falls into the latter category. While the idea of LDR tackling a Lloyd Webber ballad seems a little foreign, the “White Mustang” singer is a huge fan. “[He] has been one of my primary inspirations in music, so to do a cover of one of his songs is a dream,” she says of the surprise addition to her discography. As it turns out, the ballad fits her voice and aesthetic like a glove. After all, who better to convey the sadness and longing of a desperate woman than Lana? I love Madonna’s version, but this is equally sublime. Listen below.

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