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