"Chelsea Hotel No. 2" (also known as "Chelsea Hotel #2") is a song by Leonard Cohen from his album New Skin for the Old Ceremony. It was recorded in 1974 and is about a romantic encounter with Janis Joplin at New York City's famous Hotel Chelsea.
Cover version[edit | edit source]
On March 27, 2013, Lana Del Rey's cover version was published on her official Vevo channel. The video accompanying the cover was directed by Ant Shurmer, and shows Del Rey performing the song with interlaced clips of the hotel itself.
Live performances[edit | edit source]
The song was included as part of the setlist of the Endless Summer Tour, and she also sung it at Osheaga Festival in Montreal, Canada on July 30, 2016, and at Terminal 5 in New York City, New York on October 24, 2017.
On November 6, 2017, Del Rey performed a rendition of the song with Adam Cohen, Leonard Cohen's son, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. The performance was part of a tribute concert titled "Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen" to honor Leonard Cohen a year after his death.
Del Rey performed the song alongside Adam Cohen again on the first show of the Norman Fucking Rockwell Tour on September 21, 2019 at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York. Lossless version leaked on September 24, 2019
Music video[edit | edit source]
|Released||March 27, 2013|
|Vevo views||23+ Million views|