Lorde took out a full page ad in the The New Zealand Herald to thank her fans.
Lorde covered Fleetwood Mac’s “Silver Springs” at MusiCares and Haim covered “Gypsy.”
Jem Aswad, writing for Variety:
Sources close to the situation tell Variety that the Grammys approached Lorde about performing with other artists but not solo; one source says it was part of a tribute to the late Tom Petty involving his song “American Girl” (which would have been an odd fit for the New Zealand-born singer). Lorde declined.
That source added that the other Album of the Year contenders — all of whom are male — were offered solo spots performing songs from their respective nominated albums.
Lorde and Jack Antonoff covered Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me” at the Ally Coalition Talent Show last night. Some fan shot video has been uploaded to YouTube.
Lorde has canceled her upcoming show in Israel amid protests. Her full statement can be found below.
Melinda Newman, writing for Billboard:
Grammy album of the year nominee Lorde, Kacey Musgraves, Bleachers, Shamir, Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner of The National and Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel of Spoon have all signed on for The Ally Coalition’s 4th annual Talent Show, to take place Jan. 24 at New York’s Town Hall.
Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff will curate the Grammy week event, which will also feature comedians Aparna Nancherla and Phoebe Robinson, with more artists to be named.
Lorde performed on the ARIA Music Awards last night. You can find a medley of “Liability” and “Green Light” below.
Lorde covered The 1975’s “Somebody Else” while performing in Paris last night. A fan shot video can be found on YouTube.
Run the Jewels, Tove Styrke, and Mitski have been announced as openers for the upcoming Lorde tour.
Lorde covered “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.
Lorde is the latest guest on the Song Exploder podcast where she deconstructs “Sober.”
Bleachers performed on MTV Unplugged last night. Lorde and Carly Rae Jepsen stopped by for a performance of “Hate That You Know Me.”
Lorde is on the latest episode of the WTF Podcast with Marc Maron.
Lorde performed seven tracks from Melodrama in a stripped down setting at the Electric Lady studio. You can watch those below.
Lorde and Jack Antonoff covered Paul Simon’s “Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard” at the Outside Lands festival over the weekend.
Lorde has debuted her video for “Perfect Places.”
Lorde performed “Perfect Places” on Seth Meyers last night.
Lorde has the number one album in the country this week:
The set, which was released on June 16 through Lava/Republic Records, earned 109,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 22, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 82,000 were in traditional album sales.
For 24 hours only Lorde is selling autographed lithographs of her new album cover. They’re only $20.
Lorde sat down with The Spinoff to go track-by-track through her latest album, Melodrama.
I wanted to [give the feeling of] just like the big sun-soaked dumbness of falling in love and it’s like your whole head is like glue, it’s amazing. It is like drugs. It’s like ‘I just want to be by you all the time, I just want to listen to you talk and look at your face do all those dumb things that it does when you talk. 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.