Back in April, Boy George posted his cover of Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” to SoundCloud. Last week, he debuted a music video to accompany his interpretation, which has undergone a sonic shift in the interim.
Subtracting the lush string section from his original take and bringing the twangy guitar into the foreground, George has gone country in the pared-down production from Taboo collaborator Kevan Frost. Gorgeous and gentle, boy, does he sound good on this.
George doesn’t appear in the video, directed by Mike Nicholls and billed as “a story of young love in bleak Britain.” Starring London model Cesare “Chaz” Polini and performance artist Angel Rose, the clip is tipped as the first part of a longer tale to come.
No word on an official release of George’s cover of “Video Games,” but with snippets of new covers of Elvis Presley’s “Always On My Mind,” Yoko Ono’s “Death Of Samantha,” Leonard Cohen’s “Anthem,” and Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe” appearing on his SoundCloud in recent days, it doesn’t take the cunning investigative skills of Columbo to conclude a full covers album is forthcoming.