Lorde made Melodrama, the very best album of 2017, with some help from producer of the moment Jack Antonoff. She continued the North American leg of her world tour with a show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn tonight, and Antonoff came along, accompanying her on acoustic guitar and piano.
Lorde has been breaking out a lot of (mostly city-specific) covers on tour — Frank Ocean’s “Solo,” Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown” and “Runaway” in Chicago, Drake’s “Shot For Me” in Toronto, Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U” in Minneapolis — and tonight was no exception. This time, she performed St. Vincent’s “New York,” which Antonoff co-wrote and co-produced, with Antonoff himself on guitar.
“New York” transitioned into an acoustic rendition of her own song “Hard Feelings” (with a little “New York” coda at the end), and you can watch Lorde and Antonoff perform both songs together below.
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This article originally appeared in Stereogum.