Boy George Gives Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” A Gritty Remake

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Lana Del Rey‘s viral hit “Video Games” has inspired countless covers and regrettable tattoos already, and now it has done one better by drawing¬†Culture Club‘s Boy George forth for a remake of his own. The mostly retired pop icon keeps all the song’s soul but loses the Instagram-ed quality, trading its warm haziness for a gritty twang that we can’t say we expected from the former Blitz Kid. Spin suggests that George’s cover “brings Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’ even closer to Chris Isaak‘s ‘Wicked Game,’ and that’s never a bad thing,” and we couldn’t agree more. The soundtrack to a video tale of “young love in bleak Britian,” helmed by Boy George documentary director Mike Nicholls, the song haunts the real world of an enamored couple kissing in an alleyway, playing on the coast, and sweetly sharing cotton candy.¬†It’s as if, where Del Rey’s version haunts a dream world. We’ll keep both, if that’s okay.

Boy George Covers Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games”: Watch The Video [Idolator]

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