Lana Del Rey loves Jimmy Gnecco
As I wrote here, I’ve never understood why the singer Jimmy Gnecco isn’t way more famous. It’s hard to fathom someone with this much talent flying under anybody’s radar. Luckily, his band OURS just met their goal at PledgeMusic and will be back in the studio the first time since the 2008 release of the Rick Rubin-produced Mercy. And if the new songs I’ve heard are any indication, his music will finally reach the audience it deserves.
But in the meantime, it’s nice to see that Lana Del Rey counts herself a fan. In fact, the breakout star even wrote a song about him. Not a song that’s “about him” in some metaphoric sense. But a song that’s titled, “Jimmy Gnecco,” and features lyrics like “Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy take me to the park. Buy me cotton candy, kiss me in the dark.”
Check out this song from her 2007 demo, “No Kung Fu.”