Shortly after her version of Kanye West's "Love Lockdown" went viral, Lorde once again covered another artist and this time, it's Drake.
At a concert in Toronto, the 21-year-old singer performed "Shot For Me," a song from the 2011 album Take Care. She introduced the song by saying that the Canadian rapper is a "great hug giver."
Lorde performed the track sitting onstage and wearing a voluminous, floor-length white gown. She was accompanied by a lone synthesizer.
MTV noted that, around the end of the song, the opening notes of Lorde's song "Liability" from her 2017 album Melodrama can be heard.
Lorde has been adding covers of popular songs on her setlist. Last week, she performed a single from West's 2008 album 808s & Heartbreak during the Chicago stop of her Melodrama tour. The renowned rapper was raised in the city.
Lorde and West previously collaborated on a remix of "Flicker Light." The New Zealand native also once called West her "hero" and her "idol."
Lorde has also been performing a cover of "Solo," a track by Frank Ocean released back in 2016. Similar to her version of "Love Lockdown" and "Shot For Me," the concert version of the songs were stripped down and accompanied only by a lone piano.
The North American trek of the young singer-songwriter has been a source of surprises. Fans who were expecting to hear tracks for her Grammy-nominated album were treated to unreleased tracks.
During her performance in Milwaukee, Lorde performed "Precious Metals," a track that was written for Melodrama but was inexplicably left off.
The "Supercut" singer will next be heading to Philadelphia and Boston in the next few days so expect more surprises.
Lorde's U.S. Tour A Flop
Lorde knows that her ongoing North American stadium tours need the boost through these viral covers. According to reports, the award-winning singer-songwriter has been performing in venues that are only a third full.
At the opening night in Milwaukee, The Guardian reports that only about 6,000 fans showed up when the venue has an 18,000 capacity. AEG had to close off upper tiers and give free upgrades to fill the floor at her Sacramento, Oakland, Kansas, Seattle, and Denver shows.
Ticketmaster is also now offering discount codes to boost the sales of the ticket.
Lorde is not the only major artist who has been struggling with filling arenas in the United States. Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, and Arcade Fire could not fill a room. Tickets to Taylor Swift's upcoming reputation tour reportedly are not selling out as fast as expected.