Lana Del Rey’s new album may not see the light of day until 2019, but fans have been given another taste of the forthcoming release. On Wednesday (Dec. 5), the New York-born singer took the stage at New York’s Town Hall for the Ally Coalition’s Talent Show benefit concert. During her performance, the musician played a total of four songs; two of which made their live debut at the event.
The set included previously released tracks “How to Disappear” and “Venice Bitch” and was rounded out by new tracks “Hey Blue Baby” and “I Must Be Stupid for Feeling So Happy.” As per Del Rey’s own admission, the two new songs are “country songs,” a departure from her usual dream-induced indie style.
“Me and Jack wrote a couple of country songs just for fun, so we thought we’d play them,” Del Rey told guests. Accompanying Del Rey on stage was the new album’s producer and Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff, who was also the event’s co-organizer.
Watch Del Rey and Antonoff treat fans to “Hey Blue Baby” above while “I Must Be Stupid for Feeling So Happy” can be seen below.
“Venice Bitch,” “How to Disappear,” “Hey Blue Baby,” and “I Must Be Stupid for Feeling So Happy” will join lead single “Mariners Apartment Complex” on Del Rey’s upcoming new album. Titled Norman Fucking Rockwell, the musician’s sixth studio album will reportedly see a release time frame of 2019, though not specific date has been given.
Norman Fucking Rockwell is the follow-up to Del Rey’s 2017 release, Lust for Life.
Joining Del Rey on the list of performers at the event were Hayley Kiyoko, Bleachers, Regina Spektor, fun.’s Andrew Dost, Rostam, and Jacqueline Novak.
The benefit concert was to raise funds for the not-for-profit organization the Ally Coalition, which aims to “end discrimination against LGBTQ people by highlighting systemic inequality and LGBTQ-serving organizations and creating opportunities for fans and entertainers to advocate for equality.”