Dave Bayley of Glass Animals has covered Lana Del Rey’s ‘Young and Beautiful’ as part of his ‘Quarantine Covers’ series.
This is Bayley’s second instalment of his ‘Quarantine Covers’ with him turning his hand to Nirvana’s ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ in episode one. Before beginning his cover of Lana, Bayley professes: “I think this is one of the best songwriters of our time.”
The Oxfordshire natives recently had to cut short a recent tour of the U.S. as they needed to get back to Britain before the impending travel band was put in place. Unfortunately for Glass Animals, planned performances in a mix of large and small venues caused financial issues. Bayley told the Evening Standard, “You could see the flight prices going up and up. We took all our gear out of our trailer in the middle of the road, put it on a truck heading to a warehouse in Tennessee, and got on a plane two hours later. It was like a proper abort mission.”
The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease was first officially identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei in China. As of April 6th, more than 1,276,732 cases of COVID-19 have been officially confirmed but the actual number is thought to be much higher due to substantial under-reporting of cases.
With more than 69,529 people having died from the virus, COVID-19 has now spread into more than 180 other countries—including mainland Europe, South America and many more. Given the exponential growth in cases in countries like Italy, Spain, Germany, France and the UK, the WHO stated that Europe became the epicentre of the pandemic after the strict lockdown in China saw reduced numbers. Now, however, as the virus continues to spread aggressively across The United States—who have more confirmed cases than any other country—the epicentre of coronavirus is expected to be officially changed to North America.
Check out Bayley’s cover of ‘Young and Beautiful’, below.