Boy George Covers Lana Del Rey

Boy George and Lana Del Rey make an interesting pairing: Both obsessed with artifice and self-invention, both carrying big makeup bags, both weirdly iconic in their own ways. And now Boy George has covered (of course) “Video Games.” His version soundtracks a lovely, romantic video about two punks in love at an apparently abandoned British seaside resort town. Mike Nicholls (not this guy) directs. Watch it below.

Boy George did, it bears mentioning, miss the Lana Del Rey cover train by nearly a year, but I’d say he gets a legend-status pass.