Today’s Blogtober post is a lot more exciting than the disappointment of yesterdays! Why? Well last night I headed down to the O2 Academy in Birmingham to see New Zealand singer Lorde performing on her Melodrama World Tour.
I’ve been aware of Lorde for pretty much 4 years to the day thanks to attending a Selena Gomez concert and her covering one of Lorde’s songs, Royals, which went on to be one of her biggest hits to date. However this is the first time that I’ve been to see Lorde perform a full headline concert.
Last nights concert sold out fast and it’s clear to see why. Lorde is simply a delight to watch live. She has unique performing style which is mesmerising to watch, top that with her distinctive voice and it offered a truly enjoying performance. Lorde’s set design was simple but effective and Lorde herself even did a few outfit changes throughout her set.
I’ve listened to Lorde’s latest album, Melodrama, pretty much non stop since it was released due to a family member being obsessed with it so I was extremely familiar with the songs on her set list. She performed some of her popular songs from Melodrama such as The Louvre, Liability and Supercut. The album translates so wonderfully live, and Lorde’s vocals are incredible. As well as showcasing her latest album her set of course featured her biggest hits, Tennis Court, Royals and Green Light.
Fans of varying ages and gender were singing (loudly!) along to every single word that Lorde sung proving the success of her UK shows. Sometimes, particularly during her popular songs you could hear the crowd singing almost as Lorde herself! Lorde seems to love every single moment of being on stage, energetically dancing to every song and she even got into the crowd towards the end of her set.
I like Lorde but I am a long way from being her biggest but their is no doubting her talent. She knows exactly how to command a stage and get the audiences loving every single moment. I actually feel quite lucky to have seen her in such a small venue as I can safety say it won’t be long before she’s headlining the biggest UK festivals. Sadly Lorde only has a couple of dates left of the UK leg of her world tour but if you like her music I can guarantee you’ll absolutely love seeing her in concert!