A Lorde Fan Places 'Melodrama' in the Louvre: 'A Masterpiece Surrounded by Others'
Nina Richard is a bold and dedicated fan of Lorde. So dedicated that she decided Lorde's sophomore album Melodrama needed its own spot at The Louvre -- the world's largest art museum in Paris.
"Hey @lorde, I hung Melodrama in the Louvre!" Richard tweeted on Sunday (Nov. 26). "A masterpiece surrounded by others - I took it on a journey through time and space, from Antiquity, passing by Renaissance, to Modern Times. (I had to do it very quickly cause security started to watch me and hunt down on me)."
Hey @lorde , I hung Melodrama in the Louvre !— Nina ⚡ (@NinaRichard_) November 26, 2017
A masterpiece surrounded by others - l took it on a journey through time and space, from Antiquity, passing by Renaissance, to Modern Times.
(I had to do it very quickly cause security started to watch me and hunt down on me lol) pic.twitter.com/PlOZOqoA9l
The album's placement among the world's grandest art is not totally out of place, considering that Melodrama lists a track named "The Louvre."
The New Zealand singer explained to The Spinoff, a New Zealand publication, the meaning behind the song: “I wanted to [give the feeling of] just like the big sun-soaked dumbness of falling in love and it’s like your whole head is like glue, it’s amazing. It is like drugs. It’s like ‘I just want to be by you all the time, I just want to listen to you talk and look at your face do all those dumb things that it does when you talk. It’s just like this big dumb joy and it’s intense -- and I feel like the instrumentation in that song kind of helped it get there.”
The Melodrama tribute came a day after Lorde's final show of the year, and two days before the LP received an album of the year nomination for the 2018 Grammys.
LAST SHOW OF THE YEAR TODAY. let’s make it special, melbourne. gonna leave everything i have left for 2017 onstage -------- pic.twitter.com/kjKMUiWyYQ— Lorde (@lorde) November 26, 2017
this year has truly fucked me up i can hardly move or think but like in a good way— Lorde (@lorde) November 26, 2017
and now we building you the spiciest juiciest arena tour.... HIGH THEATRE --— Lorde (@lorde) November 26, 2017
i remember when it was february and we were putting the green light release together and everything was beautiful secrets !! and now !!— Lorde (@lorde) November 26, 2017
together we brought melodrama to life and threw her the dishevelled debutante’s ball of a lifetime ✨--— Lorde (@lorde) November 26, 2017