We Saw Lorde Perform Live in L.A. & You Missed Out!
Written By Julian Gonzalez
New Zealand songstress Lorde played a sold-out show at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood last Tuesday night, in support of her highly anticipated debut album “Pure Heroine” [stream here and preorder here]. In an industry filled with meat dresses, lollipop bras, and glitter, Lorde is definitely this generation’s answer to pop music. What sets this teenager apart from her pop counterparts is her pure talent. She does not need over-the-top antics to promote her music. Based on her live performances, chart topping hits, and social media takeover, Lorde is shaping up to be pops Next Big Thing.
The stage is set, musical interlude begins, in a sea of smartphone lights and a crowd of cheers, Lorde enters stage right. Wearing a black baggy dress and her signature curly locks, Lorde walks to the mic and begins her set. Only backed by a drummer and a keyboardist, Lorde starts the show with her single “Bravado”, off “The Love Club EP”. Instantly the audience is enticed by her stage presence and vocal abilities. It is one thing to sound good on a record, but also sounding good live is rare in this industry.
Lorde performed an hour-long set, which included songs off “The Love Club EP”, “Pure Heroine”, and a cover of Kanye West’s “Hold My Liquor”. Lorde joked about performing for an audience that only knew four of her songs. Besides that, we did not get much interaction from Lorde. She introduced her new songs to us, but she did not give us any details of the songs or do much to deepen our understanding of who Lorde is. Three-fourth through her set Lorde spoke again saying, “They won’t let me come back, so you better pretend I went off stage and give me some love.” It is that attitude that makes Lorde so irresistible.
Lorde’s show was very entertaining. Like everyone else, I feel that Lorde is going places and I want to support her on her journey to the top of the pop throne. Make sure you purchase her debut album, “Pure Heroine” when it drops Monday, September 30.
Did you get a chance to see Lorde perform? Tell us what you think of her live show here!
Lorde’s LA Setlist:
Glory And Gore
Hold My Liquor
White Teeth Teens
A World Alone
Julian Gonzalez is a Valley-Based Graphic Designer, Artists, and Writer. He loves cats, food, music, and anything free. You can follow his adventures on Twitter @NoHosFinestDime, but he does not tweet anything.