March 28, 2013 8:49

Lana Del Rey covers Leonard Cohen's 'Chelsea Hotel #2' – watch

Singer smokes in intimate new video

Lana Del Rey covers Leonard Cohen's 'Chelsea Hotel #2' – watch

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Lana Del Rey has issued a new track, a cover version of Leonard Cohen's 'Chelsea Hotel #2' – scroll down to watch.

It comes accompanied by a seemingly candlelit video that sees the singer smoking and – as is her trademark – pouting lots. Cohen's original version of the track – named for the bohemian hostelry in New York – appears on his 1974 album 'New Skin for the Old Ceremony'.

Del Rey has recently revealed that her forthcoming second album will be a more "spiritual" affair. The 'Video Games' singer, who now lives in the UK, has been writing songs for the follow-up to her 2012 debut album 'Born To Die' in Santa Monica, and has said she now knows what her new record will sound like - stripped down but still cinematic and dark, apparently.

She told BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat that her songwriting has "moved on to a more spiritual place lyrically". She said: "It's a little more stripped down but still cinematic and dark. I've been working on it really slowly but I love everything I've done. I've been writing in Santa Monica and I know what the record sounds like. Musically, I've worked with the same three guys. Now I just have to finish it."

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