Lorde covers Frank Ocean’s “Solo”

    In the first North American leg of her world tour, the Queen Bee puts a dark spin on the Frank Ocean track.

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    Lorde performing in Berlin as part of the Melodrama World Tour. Image: Stefan Hoederath / Redferns

    She only just kicked off the North American leg of her sprawling Melodrama World Tour, but Lorde has already given fans lots to shout out about. Like performing a previously unreleased track and covering a Frank Ocean favorite, “Solo.”

    Lorde didn’t mess around too much with the Ocean original, off 2016’s Blonde. At her Milwaukee gig Thursday, she slowed down the tempo, changed up the flow and added her own vocal acrobatics to the Odd Future member’s haunting tune. Besides the cover, the Kiwi artist also debuted “Precious Metals,” a previously unheard B-side off Melodrama.

    Hear the “Solo” cover and B-side here: