​Watch Lorde Cover Frank Ocean and Debut a New Song

​Watch Lorde Cover Frank Ocean and Debut a New Song
Photo: Rick Clifford
Lorde kicked off a new leg of her North American tour in support of Melodrama last night (March 1) in Milwaukee, and she took the opportunity to debut some fresh material.
 
In addition to her Pure Heroine and Melodrama hits, the New Zealand singer also delivered an unexpected cover of Frank Ocean's Blonde cut "Solo."

She previously discussed Ocean's influence on her, telling The Spinoff that it was "exciting" to live in a post-Blonde era where "I can use guitars and I can get a big gnarly Flume beat and throw it under water."
 
As if that wasn't enough bonus material for the audience, she also performed an unreleased Melodrama-era cut called "Precious Metals."
 
Watch fan-shot footage of "Solo" and "Precious Metals" below.
 

 
 
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