Lana Del Rey Covers Ariana Grande’s “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored”
Lana Del Rey knows how to take any song and make it her own. She’s already proven that multiple times this year with fresh renditions of Sublime’s “Doin’ Time” and Donovan’s “Season Of The Witch.” And she did it yet again today (September 9) during a set on BBC’s Live Lounge. In the midst of promoting Norman Fucking Rockwell, the chanteuse stopped by to deliver a predictably fantastic performance of “Doin’ Time.” And, in the spirit of the lounge, she also performed a cover of Ariana Grande’s slinky “break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored.”
Whispery and slightly haunting, her version of the number 2 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 is absolutely flawless. And it already carries Ari’s seal of approval. “Oh my god [Lana Del Rey] i love u so very very much,” she gushed on Twitter shortly after the video went live. Legends supporting legends. I love to see it. Of course, that’s not all we’ll hear from the duo this week. They’re also linking up with Miley Cyrus on “Don’t Call Me Angel.” The long-awaited Charlie’s Angels anthem drops this Friday (September 13). In the meantime check out LDR’s take on Ari’s bop up top and “Doin’ Time” below.