Pixel-Perfect Chiptune Rendition Of Lana Del Rey's 'Video Games'

Soulful songstress Lana Del Rey made a splash last year with her single "Video Games", a song that repeated the term 'video games' several times, causing many gamers to fall instantly in love despite the games in question being used as an example of how routine her once passionate relationship had become. The video was lovely, but it lacked a certain something: Actual video games.

Chiptune artist Leeni has crafted a gorgeous cover of "Video Games" that not only sounds much better than the original tune, its video contains real honest-to-goodness video game footage. Let's watch!

Leeni compiled the music video for her version of "Video Games" using clips she felt mimicked the feel of the original music video. I think she did a fabulous job, even if she was forced to use Barbie game cut scenes.

I've been following chiptune for a while now and this is the first time I've heard of Leeni, which isn't surprising considering the sheer amount of artists out there. After listening to some of the other tracks on her website, I'm quite sure I will never forget her.

If you'd like to hear more from Leeni (you should), her latest EP, Headphones On Your Heart, is currently on sale at Bandcamp, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going towards The Jed Foundation's Love is Louder campaign and other suicide prevention programs.

Great music for a good cause? Sure beats playing video games and ignoring Lana Del Rey.


Comments

    This is cool. I only ever half listened to Videogames because I didn't think it was about video games and water to believe it was. But then I realised: Del Rey's entire album is a metaphor, a sultry, lilting, depressing metaphor for gaming.
    Born to Die is about the plight of the lone wanderer in Fallout 3, who is destined to lose his life restoring the wasteland.
    Blue Jeans (white shirt) is about Terry Bogart from Fatal Fury, sung from the point of view of Lily McGwire: his lover and after her murder: guardian angel... Or possibly Nathan Dake.

    Stupid, the song is about World Of Warcraft.
    I haven't heard it myself but I read that somewhere.

    We shouldn't give the song too much credit, I bet the bi­tch hasn't even ever played a video game.

      Correct.
      It's about how her boyfriend would rather play WoW than deal with her fake-ass pretensions of being some tortured artist and her impersonation of Nancy Sinatra OD'ing on valium. Lana Del Rey isn't even her real name, and she was a Britney clone before her millionaire record company exec dad decided a hipster template would be more profitable.

      The chiptune version is way better.

    The chiptune version sounds pretty good, but I would rather watch the original video footage. If I had to watch it at all.

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