This week’s Monday Mashup features the emerging young YouTube artist, Jessie Marie Villa. I stumbled across her channel this week and was sparked with interest as she covered some of Lana Del Rey’s top hits with just her sweet voice and accompanying guitar. I was expecting an amateur sound and an “okay” cover at first sight, just seeing a girl and her guitar in what looks like a typical college dorm room. But I was pleasantly surprised when Villa began to sing. In what sounds so effortless, Villa covers Del Rey’s hits, “Summertime Sadness,” “Dark Paradise,” and “Young and Beautiful” with the most delightful mashup. Everyone knows I’m a sucker for some Lana.
If you want to hear more from Jessie Marie Villa, check out her YouTube channel here.