Lana Del Rey Reminds Us of Summertime

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Lana Del Rey teased everyone with summertime a few days ago—both the season and the song, posting a piece of her upcoming cover of Sublime’s “Doin’ Time” on Instagram.

“Summertime, and the living’s easy”: you may know this line as the opening to the 1930’s Gershwin jazz standard, “Summertime”—or from Sublime’s beloved reggae/ska version,”Doin’ Time.” Sublime’s version alludes to the jazz classic but branches off with punk-influenced lyrics of a darker nature than its predecessor. Mixed with Lana Del Rey’s sultry, soulful, laid-back style, it will probably be epic.

 

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Coming Soon @sublime

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Lana Del Rey is definitely our summertime girl. One of her best-known hits, “Summertime Sadness,” topped charts around the world and was released June 22, 2012—the day after the singer’s birthday. It seems like the season of her element.

 

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Lana Del Rey is also getting ready to release her first poetry book, Violet Bent Backwards over the Grass, which she intends on selling in California bookstores for only $1 per book “because,” she said, “my thoughts are priceless.”

 

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Daydreaming…

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We can hardly wait for her new releases. Bring on the summer!