It’s no secret that Lorde is the kween of covers. From Nirvana to Jeremih, covering Carly Rae Jepsen with Jack Antonoff, and delighting fans with new covers during her Melodrama World Tour, Lorde has proven time and again that the only thing we love more than the original of a great song is possibly Lorde’s cover of a great song. For her latest addition to the Lorde Discography of Covers, the New Zealand singer has once again show her love for Frank Ocean and taken on the singer’s track “Lost.” It’s. So. Pretty.
Lorde headlined the Primavera Sound 2018 festival on Saturday night in Barcelona, Spain and performed her second Frank Ocean cover this year. Taking on the singer’s 2012 track “Lost” from Channel Orange, Lorde slowed down the uptempo song and provided a new layer of emotion and longing.
Lorde just performed “Lost” by Frank Ocean at Primavera Sound in Barcelona! pic.twitter.com/JPK69hqJxA
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During the Milwaukee stop on her Melodrama Tour earlier this year, Lorde once again paid homage to Ocean, this time performing his song “Solo” from Blonde. For her first Frank Ocean cover, Lorde stuck tightly to the original version, which helped inspire her work on Melodrama.
Speaking with The Spinoff, Lorde revealed that Ocean’s Blonde helped give her the courage to play with sounds and instruments in the studio when recording “The Louvre.” Says Lorde, “It’s just like this big dumb joy and it’s intense – and I feel like the instrumentation in that song kind of helped it get there. In this sort of post-‘Blonde’ landscape, we can all sort of do whatever we want in terms of instrumentation,” she said. “It’s exciting. I can use guitars and I can get a big gnarly Flume beat and throw it under water.”