Singer Lana Del Rey's Video Games has spawned a tribute from the Mushroom Kingdom.
Jenny Bede wrote and sang a parody that transforms Del Rey's ballad into a despondent Princess Peach's torch song to Mario and Luigi. The production preserves Del Rey's languid singing and strings, but has lyrics like sat here in this plush room/had too many mushrooms/feel like I can fly.
The original song and parody have similar elements, in that they both explore failed relationships -- Del Rey was inspired by an ex-boyfriend.
I think we came together because we were both outsiders. It was perfect. But I think with that contentment also comes sadness. There was something heavenly about that life - we'd go to work and he'd play his video games - but also it was maybe too regular, Del Rey told the Quietus.
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Peach is lamenting her own travails, although the mood is lightened by the colorful costumes and interspersed gameplay footage.