In the vastly distorted world of blogs, anything that happened last year happened ages ago, back when your parents used to walk four miles in the snow just to get to school. Considering all the notoriety that Lana Del Rey carries around with her in September 2012, it’s nuts to consider that she was once just a promising singer, with a penchant for cutting up footage in a way that appealed to the preferences of people who trawl the Internet for cool stuff. Dev Hynes AKA Blood Orange recently remixed a Lana Del Rey song for Nowness, and in a cool move, he bypassed the new stuff like “Born to Die” or “National Anthem” for the classic (in blog time) cut “Blue Jeans.” Hynes takes out the guitar and replaces the 60s-pop aesthetic of the song with a gauzy electric sound that feels like it would be right at home in a movie from the ’80s that you caught on TV at 11pm on a Saturday night. Something with Keifer Sutherland in it. Not Flatliners though.
Listen to the Blood Orange remix of “Blue Jeans” over at Nowness.