Classical chamber group covers Lana Del Rey
30 July 2012, 12:12
A classical chamber ensemble has covered Lana Del Rey's 'Born To Die' in a surprising crossover experiment.
The music of Lana Del Rey is usually suited to intimate gig venues or rock festivals, but an Australian chamber ensemble have made a stab at getting the indie-pop icon's music into the concert halls.
Aston, made up of six classically trained musicians from the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney, are fast becoming a renowned force in classical crossover, and their latest cover of Lana Del Rey's Born To Die has already attracted substantial YouTube views.
The group's previous recording of Lady Gaga's Telephone managed to get 1.3 million views alone, and endorsement from Lady Gaga herself. Other covers have included songs by Kylie Minogue and Coldplay, all arranged by the group's percussionist, Daniel Luscombe.
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has also hugely benefited the group's online popularity, posting several times about their various cover versions. They have also appeared on Dancing With The Stars on US television.
View the video for their version of Lana Del Rey's Born To Die below.