Lorde debuts new material in surprise gig before Coachella

Ahead of her performance at Coachella on Sunday, the singer played a secret show at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown, making the announcement on Twitter mere hours before it took place. "Let's get raucous before Coachella on Sunday night", the singer tweeted before adding just minutes later, "Um holy shit you guys just sold that out". We'll call that a more than memorable opening for an already massive weekend.

Lorde held a surprise pre-Coachella gig on Friday night, April 14.

Check out footage from the show below. The show sold out immediately. Mostly featuring songs from her first album, Pure Heroine, this short video highlights not only the elated atmosphere at the show, but also Lorde's unadulterated excitement at being there and performing live again.

Sober sounds like it could be a legit single if it's marketed right!

Judging by the crowd's enthusiastic reaction, many fans assumed that meant a guest star or two - maybe her pal Taylor Swift? Because, honestly? This is a party that should continue for some time.

  • Salvatore Jensen