Fans sold out the Armory in Minneapolis as Lorde returned to the Twin Cities. Touring behind her latest album, Solar Power, the Diamond Certified artist presented an aesthetically pleasing show with a strong setlist.
When initially released, fans were polarized at Lorde’s latest album. Regardless, the audience welcomed the moody beach vibes as they were captivated by all of the new tracks.
As a visionary artist, every aspect of the show was carefully curated and planned out to fully immerse the crowd. One of Lorde’s goals was to make the show feel as intimate as possible.
“Is 7,000 people in Minneapolis intimate?” Somehow, the answer was yes.
Compared to her last Minnesota show in 2018, there were moments of immersive vibes rather than on your feet jams. However, when the exciting highs of songs like Green Light hit, the packed crowd went off.
Lorde’s second album, Melodrama, stands as one of my all time favorite records. The highlight of the night was hearing so many tracks off that album played in succession.
While the newest record hasn’t resonated with me like Melodrama did, tracks from Solar Power took on a new meaning in a live setting.
Over the last decade, Lorde has cemented herself as the voice of an entire generation. What makes her stand out is her raw emotion and connection to the audience.
“If you’re ever feeling down, remember this: I believe in you,” she said in a cheesy, yet incredibly sweet chat with her fans. Throughout the night she’d check up on everyone to make sure those getting squished in the front row were feeling okay.
This show felt like an excellent therapy session. Lorde took care of the fans and gave everyone the space to work out the hard feelings over these last couple years.
Opening the night was Remi Wolf. Perhaps best known for her viral Tik Tok song Photo ID (also being used in the latest Nicholas Cage flick), she easily connected with the audience of mostly young millennials and older Gen-Z.
I was impressed with Remi Wolf’s energy and vocal range. The highlight of her set was an excellent Radiohead cover.
Overall, Lorde delivered a brilliant performance. She gushed over how many fans waited for her all day. The truth is, fans wait for Lorde because she is worth it.
I highly recommend seeing her if you get the chance. Let’s just hope we don’t have to wait another four years between concerts.