watch uk rapper dave give lana del rey’s 'born to die' new life

Dave owned the anthem, covering it for BBC Radio 1.

by Anjelica Angwin
20 February 2018, 10:38am

Photography Lily Bertrand-Webb

With the Brit Awards approaching, Dave (nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the year) took to the BBC Radio 1 stage to perform his rendition of Lana Del Rey’s Born to Die. The South London MC showed a more sentimental side, with backing vocalists joining him for the chorus. Supported by a full band and illuminated by moody stage lights, Dave added his own lyrics about loneliness and disassociation, "I'm looking for a friend on this long lonely road but the further I go the more I feel alone." Press play and watch the reinvention.

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