Brian Fallon and Lana Del Rey come from two different, semi-fictional Americas. Fallon’s is a hardscrabble New Jersey where Bruce Springsteen is constantly playing from the tinny speakers of every beat-up station wagon on the block; Del Rey’s is an Art Deco Hollywood populated by cocktail-drinking depressives who have grown tired of the constantly flashing lights. They have always shared a knack for dramatic balladry though, and Fallon’s deft, home-recorded piano cover of Del Rey’s Norman Fucking Rockwell standout “Happiness is a butterfly,” submitted exclusively for Digital FORT, is proof.
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