EUGENE MCGUINNESS COVERS LANA DEL REY'S "BLUE JEANS"
Eugene McGuinness | 01/06/12
Check out the subterranean video for Eugene McGuinness' cover of Lana Del Rey's song "Blue Jeans". The video for his atmospheric, surging rendition is directed by London-based (via Melbourne and Montréal) filmmaker Tim Kelly. His cover of the American pop sensation's track is breathtaking, pairing an impassioned vocal performance with a uniquely widescreen Ennio Morricone-inspired arrangement, demonstrating the ease with which he can own and inhabit a song, whether it's one of his own assured compositions or a track by an American chart-storming songstress such as Lady Lana.
Watch the video here, and here's a little fact for you: despite being called "Blue Jeans", he's not wearing any jeans. In fact he's wearing a suit. Blooper reel or WHAT?!
Eugene releases his upcoming album The Invitation to the Voyage, on August 6th. Equally primal and playful, swaggering yet soulful, anthemic but sonically experimental, it is the second full-length album from Eugene McGuinness and his most powerfully conceived and fully realised artistic statement to date.
"Blue Jeans" comes hot on the heels of the Chateau Marmont remix of "Harlequinade", a track from the aforementioned album. Listen to the swirling, cinematic reimagining here.
Following his tour as special guest to Miles Kane, Eugene McGuinness will be performing live in the UK over the next few months with headline London shows at Koko on 8th June and The Lexington on July 3rd. Make sure you catch him at one of these dates:
- 8th June - Club NME, Koko, London (Headline)
- 3rd July - The Lexington, London (Headline)
- 6th July - Lounge on the Farm Festival, Merton Farm, Canterbury
- 22nd July - Tramlines Festival, Sheffield (free)
- 17th August - Parr Hall, Warrington (supporting Miles Kane)
- Sep 14th - 16th - Festival No.6, Portmeirion, Wales