Lana Del Rey Debuts Sublime’s ‘Doin’ Time’ Live: Watch
A little more than a month after releasing her super-chill version of Sublime‘s iconic “Doin’ Time,” Lana Del Rey performed the cover for the first time during her concert Saturday (June 22nd) at Malahide Castle near Dublin, Ireland.
The singer, who celebrated her 34th birthday Friday, recorded the California-made single for the upcoming Sublime documentary, that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April to mixed reviews. Directed by Bill Guttentag and produced by Interscope, the presentation follows the group’s meteoric rise and subsequent fall following the tragic 1996 death of front man Bradley Nowell.
Regardless of movie reviews, the NYC native took Sublime’s original production to a whole new level of breeziness via vocals dripping in reverb as she sings “Summertime and the living’s easy/And Bradley’s on the microphone with ras m.g./All the people in the dance will agree/That we’re well qualified to represent the LBC/Me, me and Louie run to the party/Dance to the rhythm it gets harder.” The instrumental accentuates Del Rey’s voice to create a completely fresh take on the 1996 classic. Watch the inaugural performance of “Doin’ Time” here.