Lana Del Rey has shared a cover of George Gershwin’s 1935 track ‘Summertime’. Check it out below, alongside an accompanying music video.
“I’m so grateful to have been asked to perform this version of summertime by George Gershwin — the legendary composer-pianist whose music the New York Philharmonic has premiered and with whom we performed,” Del Rey wrote on Twitter. “Im so happy to have recorded this song to support the wonderful arts institutions that are the LA and NY Philharmonic orchestras that have faced such difficult challenges this year… I’ll be donating to both to support them and loved making this video I hope you like it.”
This is not the first time ‘Summertime’ has appeared in Del Rey’s catalog – Sublime sampled it for their song ‘Doin’ Time’, which Del Rey covered on last year’s Norman Fucking Rockwell! In October, she released a new song titled ‘Let Me Love You Like a Woman’. Earlier this month, Del Rey said she was working on an album of classic and standard American songs, but that her next album Chemtrails Over the Country Club had been delayed.