Lorde Brings Melodrama To Nashville For Final U.S. Stop

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - by Carmen O'Hagan

New Zealand pop star Lorde brought the North American leg of her “Melodrama World Tour” to an end at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Sunday. She is touring in support of her second full-length album, Melodrama.

The 21-year old started the show shrouded in light with her crew of dancers taking the front of the stage as she sang the opening of her track “Sober.” Finally, she emerged to fans screaming in excitement, which they’d go on to do for every song and comment from the singer.

Somewhat well known for her dancing, this tour saw Lorde with choreography and half a dozen backup dancers. That doesn’t mean she wasn’t seen jumping and moving like she’s known for, too, though. The stage featured a large clear box, which was raised and lowered throughout the night and often contained the dancers and pop star acting out scenes to the songs.

Lorde took several breaks between songs to talk to the crowd, once noting how the crowd felt so intimate, like she was on a dinner date with everyone. She also explained the backgrounds to several of her songs including “Hard Feelings,” which is about the moments after a break-up, and “Liability,” which she stated was about being alone. She even seemed to have tears in her eyes while singing the slow ballad.

She played the entirety of her latest album with hits from the last thrown in like “Royals,” “Tennis Court,” and “Team.”

During her encore she covered “Leavin’ on Your Mind”, sounding surprisingly southern and showcasing her vocal range. The Patsy Cline original was a special touch for her Nashville crowd.

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