Single Review: Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) by Lana Del Rey

The weakness of Lana Del Rey's major label debut, Born to Die, is that the album drags because the songs are so melancholic and monotone. However, Cedric Gervais' remix of Rey's single, "Summertime Sadness," corrects this flaw by upping the pace and transforming the song into an all-out dance track. What's interesting is that the EDM elements, particularly the accelerating percussion, make the track sound all the more tragic, heartbroken, and cinematic. Thus, it does not deviate from the artist's template, but rather extends her sound into a more explicit house music direction. It is also a smart song (and a logical hit) for the late summer and early fall, mixing the club sounds so popular during warm seasons (especially in 2013) and the nostalgia common with many autumn releases.  Even if you do not care for Lana Del Rey's music, "Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)" is hard not to like.

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