Lana Del Rey Was Born to Sing This Creepy Version of “Once Upon a Dream”

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Jan. 27 2014 12:44 PM

Lana Del Rey Was Born to Sing This Creepy Version of “Once Upon a Dream”

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Angelina Jolie is Maleficent.

Photo courtesy of © 2012 - Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A new trailer for Disney's live-action Sleeping Beauty update, Maleficent, debuted during last night's Grammy awards, and it featured a new version of "Once Upon a Dream" sung by Lana Del Rey. The new film tells the classic fairy tale from the perspective of the villain and promises to be much creepier than the 1959 classic. Del Rey's voice perfectly matches the look of the new movie: Singing the Tchaikovsky melody that was adapted by Jack Lawrence and Sammy Fain for the earlier Disney film, she puts her sedate vocal style to hauntingly effective use.

You can listen to the song in full below, and you can also download it for free on Google Play.

Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.

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