Listen: Smiler – Spender (ft. Lana Del Rey)

Published On 23 February, 2012 | By Ja'e | audio, Music
UK’s Smiler teams up with US’s Lana Del Ret on a remake of Shirley Bassey’s ‘Big Spender’.

UK rapper Smiler is on the rise this year, with his forthcoming mixtape All I Know dropping at the end of the month nothing is stopping him. This week ‘Spender’ a track of his mixtape surfaced.

The track which features Brit winner Lana Del Rey who scooped up the International Breakthrough Act award. So how did an upcoming UK artist get to collaborate with a New Yorker who’s currently being talked about around the world?

Well that’s the awesome thing about the story. The singer who has covered Shirley Bassey’s ‘Big Spender’ which is heavily sampled on Smiler’s track recorded the track two years ago when she was still known as Elizabeth Grant! The pair had happened to be in the same studio and boom the 3:18 minute long collaboration was cooked up!

The South London rapper seems very happy with the result as he left this note in the YouTube description of the clip:

Well done to my girl Lana del Ray on her #1 album – proud to have her doing the vocals on Spender.

Hopefully there’ll be a video for the track, the production is awesome, the lyrics are good and Lana’s vocals are on point! Have a listen after the jump.

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