Stream: John Mayer
    • MONDAY, APRIL 09, 2012

    • Posted by: Don Saas

    Whenever I hear a cover version of a Lana Del Rey that I prefer to the original, it makes me want to go back and give the original a better shake. Perhaps these songs are more structurally sound than we give them credit for (at a basic melody level) if all it takes is someone daring to go further with it to make it a great tune. "Video Games" has been the flagship Lana Del Rey single that didn't really need anyone to improve on it (unless you're one of the people that never bought into this song either). Still, John Mayer took a shot at an entirely instrumental version of "Video Games," and Mayer, love him or hate him, proved why he's earned the title of the modern day Slow Hands.

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