“Andrew Lloyd Webber has been one of my primary inspirations in music,” Lana Del Rey.
Lana Del Rey has covered “you Must Love Me,” a song originally written for the musical Evita and recorded in the ’90s by Madonna. The song will feature on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Unmasked: The Platinum Collection and can be heard above.
Evita, based on the life of Argentinian leader Eva Perón, first emerged on London’s West End in the 1970s. A movie version, starring Madonna in the lead role, followed in 1996.
Unmasked is being released to coincide with musical impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 70th birthday and includes his greatest musical hits alongside newly released tracks.
In a statement to press, Lana Del Rey said: “Andrew Lloyd Webber has been one of my primary inspirations in music, so to do a cover of one of his songs is a dream. I especially love this particular song, “You Must Love Me,” because of how unique the melody is. I’ve been incredibly inspired by all of Andrew’s work from Phantom of the Opera to Evita.”
Earlier this year Lana Del Rey was the subject of a kidnapping plot. One man was arrested in close proximity to one of her concerts.
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