Lana Del Rey & The Weeknd’s “Lust For Life” Gets A Booming BloodPop Remix
For better or worse (I’m leaning towards the latter), Lana Del Rey’s biggest hit remains the Cedric Gervais remix of “Summertime Sadness.” Which makes it a little surprising that 32-year-old shies away from anything uptempo. The dream-pop goddess isn’t going to dilute her vision to be more accessible, but she could occasionally delegate it to someone else. Like BloodPop. The in-demand producer dropped a brilliant overhaul of “Lust For Life” on Friday (August 25) and it probably would have been massive if issued at the same time as the video.
BloodPop is having a blockbuster 2017, both behind the scenes (Haim’s “Want You Back”) and as an artist. He recently teamed up with Justin Bieber for “Friends” and promptly landed a top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The prolific producer has also remixed everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Beyonce, so he knows how to treat source material with respect — meaning his very modern version of “Lust For Life” still sounds grand and vaguely vintage. Lana also dropped a Clams Casino remix of “Summer Bummer,” but that’s more of an acquired taste. Listen to both below.