Watch Lana Del Rey On SNL

By Scott Lapatine / January 15, 2012 - 12:22 am

Lana Del Rey’s tidal wave of international buzz (see gallery above) has gotten even taller lately as the release of her insanely anticipated (for better or worse) Born To Die approaches. In just the ten days since we checked in with her latest leaks, the controversial singer signed with a modeling agency, nabbed a BRIT Award nomination, released “Born To Die” for free on iTunes, and lined up appearances on Letterman and Ellen. And while this week she responds to those pesky questions of authenticity in a Billboard cover story, the only people who care about the answers spend too much time on the Internet. Tonight, on the other hand, saw a fair test of LDR’s staying power at large, as she became the first artist since Natalie Imbruglia (in 1998) to play Saturday Night Live prior to the release of a major label debut LP. It was her American TV debut. And, it was pretty rough. (Nerves and SNL’s notoriously shitty sound are a bad combination). Watch the performance of “Video Games” and “Blue Jeans” below and don’t be so shy with your opinion this time.

“Video Games”

“Blue Jeans”

(via Audio Perv)

Born To Die is out 1/31 via Interscope. Here’s the confirmed tracklist:
01. “Born To Die”
02. “Off To The Races”
03. “Blue Jeans”
04. “Video Games”
05. “Diet Mountain Dew”
06. “National Anthem”
07. “Dark Paradise”
08. “Radio”
09. “Carmen”
10. “Million Dollar Man”
11. “Summertime Sadness”
12. “This Is What Makes Us Girls”

Deluxe Bonus Tracks:
13. “Without You”
14. “Lolita”
15. “Lucky Ones”

iTunes Edition Bonus Track:
16. “Video Games (Joy Orbison Remix)”