She calls Phil Collins "such a pioneer"
The Kiwi singer was in the Live Lounge today (September 28), following her gig at London’s Alexandra Palace yesterday night.
Discussing Collins with Radio 1 host Clara Amfo before she played her cover, Lorde said: “I think I was aware of him as a kid but it wasn’t until I got older that I really realised how magical he was. I went through this crazy journey of all the Genesis stuff and all his own records. He’s such a pioneer. His melodies and his drums – I’m just so inspired by him and he pushes me to be better.”
Lorde added: “I haven’t [met him]. I think I would just melt into a little pool. He’d be like: ‘Oh no, there’s a little pool in front of me.'”
Alongside her Phil Collins cover, Lorde played a rendition of her single ‘Green Light’, taken from recent second album ‘Melodrama‘. Listen to clips of both below, and hear the cover in full here from 2:13:00.
On Wednesday, Lorde kicked off her Melodrama world tour at Manchester’s O2 Apollo. She plays three more UK dates before starting the remainder of the European leg: see details below.
Centre, Brighton (September 30)
O2 Academy, Birmingham (October 1)
O2 Academy, Glasgow (2)