The subject matter of Leonard Cohen’s Chelsea Hotel #2 has more-than-likely never conjured sexy images for a single soul, especially given he admittedly wrote it about a steamy love affair he had with Janis Joplin at that infamous hotel in New York City. In fact, just writing about it just made my stomach churn a little. Yeck.
Well praise be to Jesus – I can now listen, and watch, Lana Del Rey cover the song, and haters be damned, it’s taken on an entirely new meaning! It’s beautiful.
See what you think.