She’s About to Be a Very Big Deal

“Listen to … Lorde, aka Ella Yelich O’Connor, a 16-year-old from [Auckland] … because she’s about to be a very big deal,” claims US website BuzzFeed. “Her voice is incredible – something like a cross between Adele and Ellie Goulding, but with a roughed-up smart kid swagger that’s completely foreign to both of them. And she writes her own songs (did I mention she’s 16? Go cry yourself to sleep, Taylor Swift).” Lorde’s first single Royals sat at number one on New Zealand’s pop chart for three weeks.


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NPR Excited About Folk Singer Holly Arrowsmith

NPR Excited About Folk Singer Holly Arrowsmith

New Zealander Holly Arrowsmith has made NPR’s Austin 100 list, compiled of musicians who would otherwise be performing at the annual SXSW music festival, now shutdown owing to the coronavirus pandemic. “Arrowsmith…