Lana Del Rey covers Nirvana’s ‘Heart-Shaped Box’ – watch

Watch Lana Del Rey covering Nirvana's 'Heart-Shaped Box' live in Sydney

Lana Del Rey has debuted a live cover of ‘Heart-Shaped Box’.

The singer performed the Nirvana classic during a show at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney last night (July 26) – scroll down to watch her performance.

‘Heart-Shaped Box’ originally appeared as the first single from Nirvana’s third studio album ‘In Utero’. Released in August 1993, it reached Number Five on the UK singles chart.


Del Rey’s cover replaces the grunge sound of the original with her usual twangy guitars and sweeping strings and receives a whoop of recognition from the Sydney crowd.

Del Rey has previously discussed the impact the song had on her when she was growing up. Speaking to a radio station at the end of last year (2011), she said: “When I was 11, I saw Kurt Cobain singing ‘Heart Shaped Box’ on MTV and it really stopped me dead in my tracks. I thought he was the most beautiful person I had ever seen. Even at a young age, I really related to his sadness.”