Hand in Glove: Hear a Lana Del Rey-Smiths Mash-Up

Lana Del Rey and Morrissey
Photo by Christie Goodwin/Redferns (Morrissey)
Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

Steven Patrick Morrissey and Elizabeth "Lizzy" Grant are both singer-songwriters with a clear love of cinema and a distaste for the bland, the bourgeois, and the unglamorous. As Buzzfeed points out, these two dedicated followers of fashion meet at last in a new track by mash-up artist Reborn Identity. "This Charming Video Game" sets Moz's vocal from the Smiths' slyly salacious indie-pop bicycle-ride classic atop the swooning instrumental from Lana Del Rey's own Hollywood-grandiose psycho-sexual ballad, and it's an astonishingly clever match. Sure, here and there we think we pick up on a note that doesn't mesh quite perfectly, but we're too distracted by the similarly mashed-up Smiths-Lana video to say for sure. "I would go out tonight, but I haven't got a stitch to wear" — classic LDR!

Don't miss SPIN's Deconstructing Lana Del Rey feature and Born to Die review.

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