How had I not heard of Lorde before today? Well, I suppose I can thank Anonymous for pointing me in the right direction and sharing this video. Now I know that New Zealand has more than kiwis, rugby, and a freaking bird (the kea) that will fly into your car (that’s rented) when you’re not looking (and smash the crap out of it). Nope, NZ has so much more than beef Wellington, the Church of Christ and Atkinson’s Enigma – it’s got Lorde.
For those like me not in the know and still listening to Men Without Hats for good times:
Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor (born 7 November 1996), known professionally as Lorde (/ˈlɔːrd/), is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and record producer. Born in Takapuna and raised in Devonport, Auckland, she became interested in performing as a child. In her early teens, she signed with Universal Music Group and was later paired with songwriter and record producer Joel Little. At the age of sixteen, she released her first extended play, The Love Club EP (2012), reaching number two on the national record charts in both New Zealand and Australia.
All I know is that “Writer in the Dark” is a haunting song, and Lorde has some serious musical abilities.