(CBS News) Hello, and welcome to The Feed's Supplemental Friday Music Round-Up. Our first video is a cover of Leonard Cohen's love letter to Janis Joplin, "Chelsea Hotel No 2," sung by my favorite human Instagram photo, Lana Del Rey. (Just kidding, we totally love you, Lana!)
This is a beautiful song, and Del Rey's voice and style definitely do it justice, while keeping the video simple in a gloomy and almost claustrophobic way. The dimly lit shots - some of which appear to have been filmed with my old iPhone 3 - may be a nod to the grimy chic décor of the Joplin-Cohen era Chelsea Hotel, or possibly a plot to induce panic attacks in their audience. Here's a fun game: turn off the sound and watch the video again, but play the "American Horror Story" theme music. On second thought, don't do that; Lana Del Rey might actually crawl out of your computer monitor and steal your lips (I've seen "The Ring", it could happen!).
Speaking of late and great, Jimi Hendrix has been reborn as a very talented woman named Luna Lee, who can rock the electric Gayageum (a traditional Korean string instrument, although I think they're "traditionally" non-electric) like you wouldn't believe. Check out her version of Hendrix's Voodoo Child, which is probably one of the best covers I've ever heard. It's really too bad the unborn weren't allowed to play at Woodstock.
Our (second) requested video of the week is for "Brimstone," a fantastic single from Los Angeles-based band Nocona's self-titled upcoming album. Don't you wish all your arguments looked this cool? This video pretty much had me aesthetically in the first scene, when they showed a cool car on a mountain in California (I'm a simple person, it's all I need!). I also really liked the song until about half-way through when the whole band kicks in... and then I absolutely LOVED it! Definitely be sure to check out the video below, along with their upcoming album.
Last, but not least (because all of our selections are "best"), is a great animated piece for the song "Trojans" by Atlas Genius from one very creative individual named Tyler Nicolson. Full disclosure, I have absolutely no idea what this video means, only that I couldn't look away and loved it at my core. And the song is really great, too, so just check it out. I promise you won't regret it!
And with that, have a great weekend, stay safe, and be sure to also(but not necessarily in that order).