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The long-awaited return of pop phenom Lorde continued this weekend at Coachella Music Festival. Following the release of her lead singles “Green Light” and “Liability” from the upcoming album Melodrama, set to be released June 16, Lorde returned to Coachella on Sunday night and premiered yet another new track.
Playing to a crowd of 125,000 before Kendrick Lamar’s closing set, Lorde debuted the high-energy track “Homemade Dynamite,” which grows throughout until exploding into an infectious chorus reminiscent of the New Zealand singer’s 2015 single “Magnets” with Disclosure.
The consuming and invigorating “Homemade Dynamite” was initially planned for a debut during Lorde’s surprise show at the bar Pappy and Harriet’s on Friday night. Lorde announced the show on her Twitter account on Friday, her first concert since 2014, with tickets selling for $20 to celebrate the singer’s age. Selling out in minutes, the intimate concert for 300 fans included performances of “Green Light,” “Liability,” and the new track “Sober.”
A setlist initially showed that “Homemade Dynamite” was scheduled to be performed, but was later scrapped, possibly with the plan to save a new track for a Coachella debut.
Lorde’s Sunday night Coachella set also included her lead Melodrama tracks, with the singer taking a few moments before launching into the beautifully sombre “Liability” to reveal part of the song’s inspiration.
Explaining that the chord progression of “Liability” reminds her of Kanye West’s 2010 “Runaway” from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Lorde told the crowd “I’m always reminded of, ‘Let’s have a toast for the douche bags/ Let’s have a toast for the assholes / Let’s have a toast for the scum bags.'”
Lorde’s second album Melodrama is set to be released on June 16. She’ll play the second weekend of Coachella on Sunday, April 23.
Lorde’s short cover of Kanye West’s “Runaway” at Coachella pic.twitter.com/N9zcxMvXxT
— Lorde Daily (@LordeDaily) April 17, 2017