Watch Lorde & Marlon Williams Cover Simon & Garfunkel At Christchurch Mosque Benefit

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LordeLorde made a rare off-cycle appearance to perform at a benefit concert to raise funds for the victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks that took place last month. The You Are Us/Aroha Nui benefit was held at Christchurch Stadium in New Zealand last night, and Lorde performed a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sound Of … More »

Billie Eilish’s Time Is Now

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Billie Eilish - When We All Go To Sleep, Where Do We Go?“I have taken out my Invisalign, and this is the album!” Billie Eilish announces at the outset of her debut album. The 17-year-old singer then collapses into hysterical laughter with a male cohort — presumably her older brother, a fellow musician named Finneas O’Connell who’s been her close collaborator ever since … More »

A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships: 27 Memorable Music Tweets From 2018

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TwitterA lot happened in the year of our lord 2018, and a lot of it happened on Twitter. Beefs were had: Ariana Grande and Piers Morgan, Lana Del Rey and Azealia Banks, Lisa Prank and Elon Musk. Love stories began: Grimes and Elon Musk, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, Kanye and … More »

Alessia Cara May Not Be The Best New Artist, But She’s Also Not Half Bad

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Alessia CaraWhen the world met Alessia Caracciolo three years ago, she was the awkward teenager enduring a house party where she did not belong: “Somewhere in the corner under clouds of marijuana/ With this boy who’s hollering, I can hardly hear/ Over this music I don’t listen to.” Over the same Bond-worthy Isaac HayesMore »

Lorde Accuses Kanye West & Kid Cudi Of Stealing Stage Design

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Lorde has accused Kanye West and Kid Cudi of stealing stage design from her Melodrama world tour. Last night, West and Cudi debuted their Kids See Ghosts live show at Camp Flog Gnaw, and a big part of the production was a giant floating box that they performed from on stage. During Lorde’s … More »

Primavera’s Expansive 2018 Lineup Proved Festivals Can Still Be Exhilarating

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HAIM-Primavera-2018“Welcome to the best festival in the world,” Adam Granduciel said shortly into the War On Drugs’ set at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound. It was Thursday night, the first full day of the fest, and Granduciel provided a proper introduction to the weekend ahead. With the Drugs having grown into one of the most reliably transporting … More »

Watch Lorde Cover Frank Ocean’s “Lost” At Primavera Sound

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LordeLike everyone else in the world, Lorde seems to be a big Frank Ocean fan. During her recent North American tour opener in Milwaukee, she covered “Solo,” one of the highlights off of Ocean’s insanely good 2016 album Blonde, transforming it into a solo keyboard ballad. And tonight, during her performance at Primavera Sound … More »

Lorde Apologizes For Whitney Houston-Quoting Bathtub Instagram

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We all do dumb things, even the best of us. Lorde, who currently has a pretty strong claim on “the best of us” status can tell you all about it. Last night, during a day off from her current tour, Lorde posted a photo of a bathtub with this caption: “And iiii will always … More »

Watch Lorde Cover St. Vincent’s “New York” With Jack Antonoff In Brooklyn

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Lorde made Melodrama, the very best album of 2017, with some help from producer of the moment Jack Antonoff. She continued the North American leg of her world tour with a show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn tonight, and Antonoff came along, accompanying her on acoustic guitar and piano. More »

A Different Kind Of Buzz: Beholding Lorde’s Unconventional Pop Stardom On The Melodrama Tour

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Let’s get this out of the way up front: No, Lorde’s concert Saturday in Columbus did not feel empty. More »