Watch Sky Ferreira’s Haunting ‘Blue Velvet’ Cover [VIDEO]
Sky Ferreira performed a gorgeous cover of "Blue Velvet" at a David Lynch tribute concert in Los Angeles on Wednesday (April 1). The event raised money for the David Lynch Foundation, which teaches Transcendental Meditation to at-risk populations.
The singer's sultry voice sounded beautiful against the song's melancholy vibe, proving once again that standards can be shaped by those who perform them. Her song choice was, of course, a nod legendary film director David Lynch's bizarre 1986 film Blue Velvet, starring Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini and Dennis Hopper. In the film, Rossellini's character, the "Blue Lady," performs a smoky jazz version of the song bathed in cool, blue light.
"Blue Velvet" dates all the way back to 1950. It was written by Bernie Wayne and Lee Morris and has been performed by so many musical greats, including Bobby Vinton, Barry Manilow and and The Clovers.
Most recently, Lana Del Rey included a dramatic cover of the song on her 2012 extended reissue Born to Die - The Paradise Edition. The song was also used as part of an H&M ad campaign, which featured a video and commercial spots that winked at David Lynch's influences.
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