Lana Del Rey suffers terrible stage fright.

The 'Video Games' hitmaker has gone from playing small venues to sets at festivals in the last 12 months, and admits she still finds it hard to cope with performing in front of people.

She told UK station BBC Radio 1: ''For some reason whenever I start each set I feel really nervous, so I'm completely breathless for my first song and a half, which is always interesting.''

Lana also talked about how her success started in London, and how comfortable and at home she feels in the English capital.

She added: ''I was in California, writing the rest of the record, and someone said that 'Video Games' was being played in London, and after that happened everything started to happen - I got my first and second record deal straight after that, the best thing is that I got to make all my videos and I finished the record, and all of it is sonically beautiful.

''I feel better [in the UK], I like that people have good taste and they show it. I personally just feel supported musically, and other than that I guess the best thing is people are so funny, just straight off the bat, so funny right away.''