Did you know Lorde sampled Paul Simon on Melodrama? It’s true! Upon the album’s release she tweeted that Simon’s voice, excerpted from a Graceland documentary, can be heard at the start of “Loveless” asking “What is this tape?” And now Lorde and Melodrama’s co-producer, Jack Antonoff, have delivered a more overt tribute to Art Garfunkel’s old frenemy. Perched on the front of the stage, they covered “Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard” together Sunday at San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival. Watch below.
This was the latest in a series of acoustic covers during Lorde’s run of festival dates. She recently performed Martha Wainwright’s “Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole” at Osheaga in Montreal.