It’s been three weeks since Lana Del Rey broke the internet with her glowy new track, ‘Love’. Having racked up a cool 35 million YouTube views on one single in less than a month, it seems as though Lana’s as-yet-untitled fifth album can’t come soon enough.
But fans, rest assured; the Del Rey wheel is hard at work. On Friday night, Lana treated attendees of Austin’s SXSW to a glittering secret show at the Apple Music Space. Drawing on some of her most popular repertoire and finishing up with the live debut of ‘Love’, Lana proved that she’s been hard at work since releasing 2015’s ‘Honeymoon’.
Here’s exactly what went down at Lana Del Rey’s secret SXSW show.
Announced with just a day's notice, Lana Del Rey performed a nine-track set at the Apple Music Space on Friday
The concert opened with a rendition of 'Cruel World' from Del Rey's third studio album, 'Ultraviolence'
The set mainly consisted of her most well known tracks, including 'Ride', 'Born To Die', 'Ultraviolence' and 'Video Games'
Del Rey played a white Gibson Flying V as part of her solo rendition of early track 'Yayo'
Following the solo performance, Del Rey joked with the crowd, “That’s why I like to let [official bandmember] Blake play guitar.”
The artist took several breaks from the microphone to walk through the audience and mingle with fans
The set closed with the live debut of Del Rey's new single, 'Love', from her as-yet-untitled fifth album.