One of the most popular musicals of our time is Evita, which tells the story of Argentine First Lady Eva Perón. It reached even further success when it was adapted to film, starring Madonna as the political leader. One of the adaptation’s famous songs, the Oscar-winning “You Must Love Me,” was covered by singer Lana Del Rey and the result is haunting!
Listen to it below:
The cover is part of Andrew Lloyd Webber Unmasked: The Platinum Collection, a “personally curated” set of songs to honor the composer’s 70th birthday.
Lana Del Rey made headlines when she came out in 2012 with Born to Die, a seductive album with her melancholic music and hypnotic vocals. This was followed by hit after hit, culminating in the 2015 masterpiece Honeymoon, with many critics praising it as her best album to date. And then she stopped making music. After a two year break, she released her fifth studio album Lust For Life.
Del Rey shared that her new album is more “pop-friendly” with a “New York style” sound, and is a little harder, faster, more upbeat, and less dreamy. It was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the Grammy Awards in January.
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