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Lorde covers Frank Ocean’s “Solo”, performs unreleased song “Precious Metals” at tour kickoff: Watch

The New Zealand singer previously revealed Ocean's Blonde inspired her own album Melodrama

Lorde, photo by Philip Cosores
Lorde, photo by Philip Cosores
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    Lorde kicked off the North American leg of her Melodrama world tour in Milwaukee on Thursday night. Her 20-song setlist consisted mainly of material from 2017’s Album of the Year and its predecessor — with one notable exception. Near the end of the main set, Lorde performed a cover of Frank Ocean’s “Solo”. Watch fan-shot footage of the performance below.

    As Pitchfork points out, Lorde said Melodrama was partially inspired by Ocean’s album Blonde. “In this sort of post-Blonde landscape, we can all sort of do whatever we want in terms of instrumentation,” she explained. “It’s exciting. I can use guitars and I can get a big gnarly Flume beat and throw it under water.”

    Update: Lorde also performed an unreleased Melodrama song called “Precious Metals”.

    Lorde’s Melodrama tour continues Friday night in St. Louis. Check out the upcoming itinerary here, and grab tickets here.

    Setlist:
    Sober
    Homemade Dynamite
    Tennis Court
    Magnets (Disclosure cover)
    Buzzcut Season
    400 Lux
    Ribs
    The Louvre
    Hard Feelings
    Yellow Flicker Beat
    Writer in the Dark
    Solo (Frank Ocean cover)
    Liability
    Sober II (Melodrama)
    Supercut
    Royals
    Perfect Places
    Green Light

    Encore:
    Loveless
    Precious Metals
    Team

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