Lorde, Run the Jewels

Photo by Theo Wenner Lorde


Past Event

Location Info:

Staples Center
1111 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA  90015
Headliner Lorde and special guests Run the Jewels would appear to be polar opposites on the same bill tonight. New Zealand vocalist Lorde is a contemplative pop stylist, whereas rap duo Run the Jewels perpetrate some of the heaviest and most aggressive verbal and musical assaults in the modern era. Yet these contrasting forces came together on a recent remix of Lorde’s eerie tune “Supercut,” which Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike and El-P juiced up with their trademark intensity. “We aim for the darkness,” El-P makes clear on “Call Ticketron,” from Run the Jewels 3, before Killer Mike counters, “We just like excitement, gun fights, indictments/High-speed chase through Manhattan in the night winds.” Lorde’s second album is archly titled Melodrama, but such tracks as the ballad “Liability” are actually steeped in careful introspection.
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