I’ve been pointedly staying away from the whole Lana Del Rey controversy since it blew up. Entirely because “Video Games” is simply a great song, and outside of the music itself I just can’t give a shit. I’m actually kind of surprised people care enough to look past the songs to find out about and get offended by her self-styled image. If labels and publicists could create good music at will then a hell of a lot more of it would be hitting mainstream radio and T.V. and your little sister would be singing this instead of whatever Top 40 jam’s selling well today.
That aside, Balam Acab helps everyone out here by making the song even prettier. Bedroom producers rarely have this kind of touch for space, and this remix feels like it’s constantly expanding. I also really appreciate the vocals being kept (almost) whole on this reinterpretation.