LANA DEL REY // THE SSE HYDRO, GLASGOW

LANA DEL REY RETURNS TO GLASGOW FOR SOLD OUT SSE HYDRO SHOW

LANA DEL REY
PHOTOCREDIT: C Flanigan

★★★★☆

Last night Lana Del Rey played her first Scottish show in 4 years at The SSE Hydro.

Doors opened at 18:30 for the American singer who previously played the Echo Arena in Liverpool the night before, although there was no support act during the time for her coming onto the stage her fans were very polite and patient, it is still unknown to why there wasn't a supporting act.

The young and beautiful Lana Del Rey came on stage around 21:00 to a loud Scottish crowd and started with a stunning performance of 'Cruel World' which blew all the fans away in The SSE Hydro. Throughout the concert Lana Del Rey interacted with fans, telling them all that she briefly lived in Scotland, talking about her new album 'Lust for Life' mentioning that she felt blessed sharing all her emotions with her fans especially before one of the new songs from her new album 'Change'.

Although Lana Del Rey is celebrating her latest release she incorporated songs from each album into her setlist, more so from her debut album 'Born To Die' and my personal favourite 'Ride' from her 'Paradise' EP which was performed stripped back with a beautiful relaxing and ambient sound, throughout the set her vocals and melodies resembled a jazz style which worked perfectly.

Her stage set out for the concert gave a jazz bar, L.A. club vibe with images which were clearly influenced by her sound.

Throughout the concert the crowd were screaming her name, there was not a moment of silence during it. During her last song 'Off to the Races' Lana left the stage and went down to the fans down at the front row to greet them, take photos and sign their posters.

Lana Del Rey's new album 'Lust for Life' came out back in July which was her 3rd number one album.

SETLIST:

Cruel World
Cherry
Shades of Cool
Blue Jeans
White Mustang
Born to Die
Music to Watch Boys To
Ultraviolence
Change
Ride
Video Games
Summertime Sadness
Love
Off to the Races

REVIEW BY: JOSH DRUMMOND

The Modern Record