Lana Del Rey Live Review
iTunes Festival, Roundhouse - 25/09/2012
LA chanteuse and current high street style icon, Lana Del Rey walked into Camden to perform at the Roundhouse as part of the ongoing iTunes festival.
Now, she didn’t glide, saunter or even sashay her way into the spacious north London venue because she wasn’t wearing her trademark glamour of Hollywood’s bygone years.
She was dressed in jeans and a sweatshirt like she was recovering from a hangover. But hungover she was not.
Demure but comfy her honeyed voice captivated the audience in this intimate setting.
Spellbound by the quickly ascending pop star, the crowd made sure they remembered this quiet and restrained performance forever by filming on their phones. So many phones in fact were held aloft it was almost difficult to see her onstage palm trees and string section.
Audience banter was at a minimum as LDR softly crooned her way through favourites from debut album Born To Die.
Blue Jeans, Radio and titular track Born To Die had the audience gripped in her manicured hand.
Video Games and Summertime Sadness rung with the aching melancholy of great pop songs.
She bid the crowd farewell after National Anthem. There was no encore.
Her performance was short and it was sweet. But at least the audience could watch it back on their iPhones on their journeys home.
Lana Del Rey Roundhouse Set List
Born to Die
Million Dollar Man