It’s been roughly two months since Lorde dropped her 11-track sophomore album, Melodrama. The offering certainly had big shoes to fill after her debut project, Pure Heroine, made waves nearly half a decade ago in 2013. Despite speculation that Lorde’s latest couldn’t up to her stunning first project, Melodrama has been revered by fans and critics alike, presenting a more cultivated sound dripping with intricate production and passionate vocals.
Linking up with VEVO as well as various instrumentalists and backup singers, Lorde recently performed a handful of Melodrama tracks in a minimalist, captivating setting. Utilizing subtle instrumentals and production, these hypnotizing, unvarnished versions of the songs allow the power of Lorde’s voice to truly shine. The songs performed include "Hard Feelings/Loveless," "Homemade Dynamite," "The Louvre," "Sober," "Supercut," and "Writer in the Dark," and each brings slightly different elements to the table to maintain a compelling overall vibe. Check out the six performances (and some behind-the-scenes) below and enjoy!