Yes, L'Officiel USA's first cover girl Lana Del Rey has been writing a Broadway musical, a fact the Lust for Life songstress shared in our debut issue. It's a project that has been two to three years in the making, but while we don't know exactly when we'll get to see Del Rey's theatrical and musical sensibilities come together on a stage, we can hear her cover an iconic song from one of the most important musicals of all time, Evita, based on the life of Argentine political leader and First Lady Eva Perón.
Del Rey's cover of "You Must Love Me" is a soft, romantic, and almost melancholic tune that will tug at your heartstrings. It's a song that is exorbitantly vulnerable—a desperate plea for someone's love. If you're suffering from a recent breakup, you might want to grab a tissue. And if you're dreaming of an unrequited love, then this is the song for you.
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats) and Tim Rice (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast), the track will be featured on an upcoming greatest hits album out March 16 in honor of Webber's upcoming memoir. Madonna, who originally recorded "You Must Love Me" for the 1996 film, is also featured on the album—titled Unmasked: The Platinum Collection— singing another Evita classic, "Another Suitcase in Another Hall."
Webber’s Unmasked: The Platinum Collection, will be vailable March 16. Below, enjoy Lana Del Rey's cover of "You Must Love Me."