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I Saw Lorde Live

In Auckland last night, first show since her Grammy wins. Of course rI was rfeeling a lot of kiwi pride anyway, but gat damn it was a great rconcert. The rsound was amazing, she herself sounded vigorous and passionate r(not rbreathless like a couple of her tv appearances might've sounded), rjust rgenerally superb energy and delivery. Nerves and jet lag didn't stop rher from rnailing every song, most of which sounded very close to the album rversion rbut more nuanced. Genuinely one of the best shows I've ever been rto, wow.

Perfect opener
2Glory and Gore

This one sounded the least like the album version, but still an awesome visceral track
3Biting Down

Soo hypnotic, the heavy toms in the middle were bliss
4Tennis Court

Not one of my favourite Lorde songs but was a belter live, the crowd really started to
lose it at this point

A cover of Son Lux's track "Easy", a faithful cover but she managed to still make it very
much her own. Topped the original for me
6Buzzcut Season

Obviously one of the chiller songs she played but beautifully atmospheric
7Swinging Party

A cover of The Replacements, and b-side to the Tennis Court single. A nice track but
people started to get a bit restless here, it being the second downtempo cover in three
songs and all
8400 Lux

Memory of this one is pretty vague but I remember the synth sounding wicked and the
bass being outrageous
9White Teeth Teens

Strong contender for my favourite Lorde song so this one was amazing to see

We've all heard it a million times but still a total jam, crowd of course went bananas...

... and even more bananas still for this one, which was interesting. It must be getting
pretty massive as a single in its own right. The chorus absolutely soared

Yep, a James Blake cover, in honour of him pulling out of Laneway festival. She didn't
attempt to pull off the "hmm-hmm-hmm-hmmm" hook so did something different and
quirky. I preferred hers to the original, but that wasn't hard because I find James Blake
pretty lame lawl

The pulse in this one was more pronounced, making it feel dancier than the album
version but no less feels-inducing. It was the first Lorde song to really strike a chord with
me emotionally so a real treat to see it live
14A World Alone

Having played all my favourites off of Pure Heroine, I was hoping her finale to be either a nostalgic
rendition of "The Love Club" (tying it back to where it all began etcetera), or her latest single "No Better"
which is a hella jam. Either would've been great, but instead we were greeted with the mournful opening
guitar notes of "A World Alone." Initially I was kinda disappointed, having never really clicked with the
song before, but I finally see why everybody loves it. Every word she sung was so sincere, and the "I
know we're not everlasting / we're a train wreck waiting to happen" line even brought a little dampness
to my eyes. I'm actually stoked she played this song now, as it allowed me to finally 'get' it
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