Indie pop godess Marina and the Diamonds (aka Marina Lambrini Diamandis) slowed down JB’s “Boyfriend” and made it a little softer than the tender version we’re used to. She performed an acoustic set on Wednesday morning for BBC Radio 1′s “Live Lounge” series along with her new single “Primadonna.” And she KILLED it.
Her cover is a fresh take on the song, which has been playing hourly on the radio, plus she puts a lot of feeling into the vocals. She even went so far as to make a couple lyrical changes, but they work! Her album Electra Heart will be released on April 30th.
Listen to her “Boyfriend” cover:
The Ting Tings’ cover of Lana Del Rey’s “Born to Die” is good, but not as good as the original. The acoustic cover is less haunting and little more folksy than Lana Del Rey’s version and randomly includes a shout out to Skrillex.
We hear the soothing songbird voice and guitar and then — wait for it — someone screams “CALL 911 NOW!” Though it doesn’t fit the vibe of the song, they were just having fun with it. After the performance, lead singer Katie White laughed: “Can I just press that button again?” to replay Skrillex.
The duo covered the song for BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. How do you like it compared to the original?