Back in 2013, Lana Del Rey covered Leonard Cohen’s 1974 classic “Chelsea Hotel No. 2,” which probably introduced him and his music to a whole new generation of young fans. Yesterday, we learned that Cohen had passed away; Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, has already paid his respects (and so have we), and now Lana Del Rey has shared a heartfelt tribute of her own via Instagram (along with a clip of her “Chelsea Hotel No. 2″ cover). Read it below.
I'd be lying if I said it didn't kind of break my heart that I never got to tell you how much you changed me. Not that it would've mattered to ya, it's just that other than Bob and Joan you were the only person I ever really felt spoke my language. I love you as a real fan and I always looked for a little bit of you in all of my future friends. God bless.