Chilly Gonzales Dissects Lana Del Rey's "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
Published Nov 11, 2015Piano pro Chilly Gonzales has a knack for breaking down pop songs and figuring out why we like them so much (and which songs they definitely didn't rip-off), and his pop-minded investigations continue with a Lana Del Rey track.
In the latest episode of his recurring Pop Music Masterclass segment, Gonzales takes on LDR's Honeymoon version of old-school hit "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood." The track was previously made popular by artists like Elvis Costello, Nina Simone and the Animals, but continues to charm modern day audiences.
Hear Gonzales discuss the descending chords that evoke a "loop of infinite sadness" and compare the track to classics like "Greensleeves," "Hit the Road Jack" and "California Dreaming."
Take a seat and listen to the musical teacher's latest lesson in the player below.