Listen to Lana Del Rey’s “Once Upon a Dream” from the Maleficent Soundtrack
Who knew such a romantic Disney song could sound so dark and haunting! We’ve been obsessed with Lana Del Rey’s take on Sleeping Beauty’s “Once Upon a Dream” ever since the first trailer for Maleficentdropped during the Grammy Awards. And now we can hear the full-length version of the song, which will appear on the film’s official soundtrack album.
In the trailer for Maleficent, we also get a first glimpse at Angelina Jolie in action as the sorceress who puts Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) under a powerful sleeping spell. Given the husky tone of Lana Del Rey’s voice, some viewers first thought it was Angelina they were hearing on the haunting cover! It’s really a genius pairing, if you ask us.
Lana is becoming the go-to artist for Hollywood soundtracks these days. Her song for The Great Gatsby soundtrack, “Young and Beautiful”, peaked at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 after its release and earned a platinum certification in November 2013.
The sultry singer may want to clear some space on her wall for another one because this chilling cover is sure to be the next to climb the charts.
What do you think of Lana Del Rey’s take on this Disney classic?