Boy George’s incredible cover of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’ will give you goosebumps
22 September 2021, 13:59
Back in 2012 Boy George covered 'Video Games' by Lana Del Rey and released a video to go with it.
Along with his stunning vocals, Boy George also released a powerful music video that tells ‘a story of young love in bleak Britain.’
Directed by Mike Nicholls, the video stars actors Angel Rose and Cesar Polini, who are seen travelling around the UK together.
As for the song itself, it was remade in a country-feel and produced by composer and Boy George's friend Kevan Frost.
Kevan was previously nominated for a Tony Award for his work on the West End and Broadway musical Taboo which was based loosely on Boy George’s life.
Back in 1999, he also played on the album Don’t Mind If I Do by Culture Club.
Meanwhile, it was recently announced that Taboo is set to return for one night at the London Palladium next year.
To celebrate the productions 20th anniversary, a charity concert will be held in January 2022, with many of the original cast set to star.
Taboo is based on the London club of the same name which first opened in 1985 and became one of the city’s most fashionable nights out.
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Boy George is heavily featured as one of the club's regulars and the story focusses on his life before and after fame.
The musical first opened in Leicester Square back in 2002, and was nominated for four Olivier Award nominations, including best new musical.
The music was written by Boy George and Kevan Frost, while the production was directed by Christopher Renshaw,
After very positive reviews, the musical started on Broadway in 2003 and played 100 shows.