Next month, Low Cut Connie will release an album of covers that were recorded throughout the last year called Tough Cookies: The Best of The Quarantine Broadcasts. As a preview, the musician born Adam Weiner is sharing his rendition of Lana Del Rey’s 2012 single “Video Games”.
The track is one of 23 cuts that made the record after Weiner and his guitarist Will Donnelly banged out twice-weekly cover sessions throughout the last year from Weiner’s house in Philly. Of the 500-plus songs they’ve covered, tracks by Prince, Cardi B, James Brown, Madonna, and others ended up making the record, along with this stripped-down version of Del Rey’s single from her 2012 album Born To Die.
Del Rey’s version features ornate strings, but Low Cut Connie’s take on the track features just his raw vocals and the song’s plunky piano part. It has the impromptu feel of someone sitting down at a party and busting into a song the whole room can sing along with, and for that it’s a warm and pleasant rendition. Take a listen below.
Tough Cookies: The Best of The Quarantine Broadcasts is due out May 19th and pre-orders for the vinyl version are ongoing. Check out the full tracklist after the jump.