Lorde covers Frank Ocean's 'Solo' at Melodrama US tour opener (watch)
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Lorde kicked off the North American leg of her Melodrama world tour in Milwaukee on Thursday night (March 1), and the pop star wasted no time in paying tribute to the artist she says inspired her while writing and recording the Grammy-nominated Melodrama.

As Pitchfork reported, Lorde has cited Frank Ocean’s 2016 album Blonde as a major inspiration for her sophomore effort. So it’s fitting that Lorde busted out Frank’s Blonde track “Solo” at her North American tour opener. You can watch fan-shot footage of Lorde doing “Solo” above.

Ahead of kicking off the tour, Lorde and Run The Jewels--the hip-hop duo is providing direct support for the New Zealand singer on the North American leg of the tour--released a remix of the Melodrama track “Supercut.” You can check out our coverage of the remix by following this link.

Also providing support for Lorde on tour are Tove Stryke and Mitski on respective select dates. Click here to browse AXS for Lorde tickets in a city near you.