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”.
Magnets (Disclosure cover)
Yellow Flicker Beat
Writer in the Dark
Solo (Frank Ocean cover)
Sober II (Melodrama)