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5 Things You Need To Know About Lorde

  • By Art. Author Avatar
  • 21 October 2013

Lorde has burst onto the UK scene with a ridiculous amount of gusto. Her track 'Royals' went to number one within a few hours of being released yesterday and, because of that, we went out searching for some stuff that's cool about the New Zealand-born, 16 year old singer.


1. Lorde was discovered at age 12 by a record company who caught hold of a video of her singing at a school talent show. She signed a contract at 13.

2. Lorde is not into shit music: "Musicians like James Blake were a big influence on me. How he uses his vocals is amazing. And then Yeasayer and Animal Collective"

3. Lorde was working a terrible office job just last year.

4. Lorde turned down an opening slot on Katy Perry's upcoming world tour: Here's what she said about the decision on a New Zealand chat show, "I have a pretty good gut instinct for stuff and if it feels right I'll do it,"
5. Lorde writes her own stuff. And started doing it at 13.


5 Things You Need To Know About Lorde