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.