Lorde served as musical guest on the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, playing two cuts off of her upcoming LP Melodrama, “Green Light” and “Liability. The performances marked the first time Lorde had played both songs live.
While Lorde wasn’t technically making her SNL debut – in November 2015, she performed Disclosure’s “Magnets” alongside the British dance duo for their musical guest spot – Saturday’s episode also marked her first appearance as SNL headliner.
The singer opened things up with the spirited “Green Light,” the first single off the June 16th-bound Melodrama, with Lorde – bathed in red light – backed by a group that included a trio of young singers.
For her second performance of the night, Lorde scaled things back for “Liability,” her just-released ballad. Donning a wedding dress and sitting back-to-back on a bench with her pianist, the singer delivered a sparse, understated rendition of the track.