Lady Gaga & Lorde Debut New Songs at Coachella

Gaga found “The Cure” and Lorde showed off "Homemade Dynamite" and more.

Written by Jessica Letkemann • Photography by Getty Images • April 17, 2017

Both Lady Gaga and Lorde brought the best kind of surprise to the California desert this weekend: they both debuted brand new songs at Coachella. 

While there are always a million reasons to catch Lady Gaga live, she gave fans yet another one on Saturday night when she slipped into a new track, which she said was called “The Cure,” and then announced that the song would be immediately available to buy and stream. Don't take our word for it, watch it or listen to the stream below.

The song is an especially delightful gift from Gaga considering she just dropped Joanne six months ago. Along with “The Cure,” she also had plenty of fun with older favorites like “Poker Face,” and most notably, “Telephone.” The latter, you remember, was originally a collaboration with Beyoncé. It was a nice nod to the fact that Gaga was graciously subbing in after the pregnant-with-twins Bey had to drop out of this year’s Coachella. Gaga’s whole performance bodes especially well for her Joanne tour, which lifts off this summer. Who knows what surprises she’ll have in store?

Lorde, meanwhile, came packing two new tunes of her own: “Homemade Dynamite,” and the title track from her forthcoming album Melodrama. Make sure to watch the Coachella clip because she takes a moment to discuss what the album is about.

Melodrama isn’t due until June 16, but lucky fans in the crowd Sunday night got to hear five tracks presumably set to appear on the LP, including “Sober,” “Liability” and “Green Light.” If you love Lorde, you definitely shouldn’t sleep on any of her upcoming festival gigs, including New Orleans Jazz Fest this month, Governors Ball and Bonnaroo in June, and Lollapalooza in August.