On Stage at London’s All Points East with Lorde
New Zealand super star Lorde’s recent performance at London’s inaugural All Points East festival incited “sheer pandemonium”, according to DIY magazine.
“Lorde follows [Belgian group Soulwax] on the North Stage, and proceeds to provide an emotional barrage and put in one of the sets of the weekend,” according to DIY. “Ella Yelich-O’Connor seems to have two personas on stage; one, the hyper-serious performer, thrashing around like her life depends on it, and the second, when the grin on her face eventually sneaks out and she can’t hide her delight anymore. The show is stunning – backing dancers worm their way around the singer, intertwining brilliantly with intense cuts from last year’s ‘Melodrama’ (and even throw her in the air at one point during ‘The Louvre’, like a football manager after a promotion) – and the emotional power of the tracks is thrust back at Lorde with every ounce of the energy she performs them with.
“Before ‘Green Light’, she asks the crowd to use the song – the last in the set – to expel any unsolved feelings; jealousy, heartbreak, hatred. They then proceed to go absolutely bananas, the track’s hammerblow of a chorus inciting sheer pandemonium, with any unfinished business left on the floor.”
Lorde continues on the European summer festival circuit performing next at Primavera Sound Porto in Portugal on 7 June, followed by Parklife 2018 in Manchester, UK on 9 June.
Original article by Will Richards & Rachel Michaella Finn, DIY, May 27, 2018.
Photo by Emma Swann.