The cinematic rendition premiered last Thursday on Happy, already racking up 3000 plays and plenty of thumbs ups. The cover follows the release of the bands narrative singles ‘Fractures‘ and ‘Shepherd‘ from the yet to be released debut EP ‘The Pale King’, testifying that Wells is one to watch for 2016.
Here’s what Happy had to say about the track: “Unlike Del Rey, Cairns’ delivery is far more sympathetic. Whereas the original, (and for the most part the majority of Del Rey’s persona) bears a nihilistic sting Cairns softens you up with his heart-on-the-sleeve performance. It’s just a change in vocal delivery but it makes all the difference in giving Born To Die a new face.”
The covers approach jumps straight into the first line with melancholy vocals, and chilling instrumentals to match. Keeping to Lana’s original lyrical structure Cairns utilises his mesmerising voice to carry you through the ominous ballad on a haunted cloud.
Take a listen through the link below, and follow him on Facebook for updates on the release of the debut EP ‘The Pale King’ later this year, as well as more cool covers and live shows!