“This next song that I’m about to play you is brand new. Nobody has heard it,” Lorde told the crowd before “Homemade Dynamite.” “I want you to do me a favor, Coachella: I want you to give this song the biggest fucking birthday of all-time. Let’s bring it into the world in the best way.”
“It’s a record about the ups and downs of being a twentysomething, specifically all the ups and downs of an evening. So I spent a lot of time going out, as you do, and I was struck by all of the facets of an evening,” Lorde said of Melodrama, explaining that each night has good and bad moments that scale the emotional spectrum. “It was the dichotomy of those two things that I’m very interested in.”
“Homemade Dynamite” resides “in that first category where everything is good,” Lorde added.
Later in the set – following “Sober,” which Lorde debuted two nights earlier at a surprise small-venue gig outside Coachella, her first full show in nearly three years – the singer also performed the moody ballad “Melodrama” for the first time:
Lorde performed all five of her new songs at Coachella with “Sober,” “Liability” and “Green Light.” Lorde will perform main stages at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Governors Ball and the New Orleans Jazz Fest.