Lana Del Rey – “Doin' Time” (Sublime Cover)

Instead of sharing news about the highly anticipated Norman Fucking Rockwell , our favorite summer enthusiast Lana Del Rey announced last week that she’d soon be releasing a cover of Sublime’s “Doin Time” in conjunction with a new documentary about the group, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.

Del Rey’s stacked, reverb-soaked vocals fit this vibe expertly, and some additional percussion adds a gorgeous sweetness.

The bridge is where Lana really soars, relaxing into syllabic breathy runs and making the otherwise violent lyric “I’d like to hold her head underwater” sound unnervingly sexy.

Norman Fucking Rockwell was initially due in March, which would have kept her on pace for a new album every 18 months since 2014’s Ultraviolence .

And although the album has yet to materialize, Lana released incredible singles from the Antonoff sessions throughout the last year.

She brought back some of the Born To Die era stylistics on the orchestrally folk-tinged “ Mariners Apartment Complex ,” and absolutely floored me on the otherworldly 10-minute slow scorcher “ Venice Bitch .” In my completely unbiased and professional opinion, she shined the brightest on January’s extravagantly-titled piano ballad, “ hope is dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but i have it .”

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