Mateo Covers Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans”

Becky Bain | April 26, 2012 3:57 pm

Mateo knows how to fiddle with a well-known song and transform it into something completely new — for example, take his retweaks on Jay-Z‘s “Empire State Of Mind” and Kanye West‘s “Power.” The latest tune to get the Mateo treatment is Lana Del Rey‘s “Blue Jeans”, which he performs while playing piano. In his soulful cover, the “Say It’s So” singer takes a few liberties with the lyrics, changing “James Dean” to “vanity”, and switches the line “you fit me better than my favorite sweater” to “leather” — because the only man in R&B who can rock a sweater is Drake, obviously.