Published Jul 27, 2012Polarizing pop star Lana Del Rey has caught a lot of flack over her icily detached performance style, and the haters are no doubt going to have a field day with the singer's take at Nirvana's "Heart Shaped Box," which she performed last night (July 28) in Sydney, Australia.
As you can see in the fan-shot vid below, things start off decently enough as the throng goes nutzoid once Del Rey launches into a downtempo version of the Kurt Cobain-penned classic. Backed by that familiar detuned guitar lick and a cinematic string section, Del Rey fills the verses with her moody vibrato.
The song gets gummed up by the chorus, though, as she awkwardly croaks out "Hey, wait, I've got a new complaint." And the less said about the overly dramatic ending to the second verse (check the 2:17 mark), the better. Check it out below.