Fast-rising Kent punks RISKEE & THE RIDICULE are back with a surprising new single.

Following on from May’s anti-Brexit anthem ‘Blue Jacket’, the band are back with a cover of LANA DEL REY’S 2013 award-winning The Great Gatsby hit ‘Young And Beautiful’.

“Lana Del Rey is one of pop music’s best storytellers,” frontman Scott Picking reckons. “There’s something about her music that is so intense and descriptive that it’s movie-like and in these times of being locked down, that type of escapism has been a personal paradise. In choosing this song, I knew I could bring something different vocally and musically, we were excited about changing the song dynamically while staying true to the emotiveness of the original.”

The video, the work of former bassist David Thomas, features each of the band members shot at home in isolation, combined with scenes from one of their earlier hometown gigs.

Says Scott, “The video feels like a nod to both our early days as a band, just us and our own motivation, as well as where we are all at in this unique moment, one that we’re not likely to be in again any time soon (hopefully).”

‘Young And Beautiful’ is available to buy here.

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