The first time I heard Lorde’s breakthrough single “Royals,” I was in my local bakery and the only lyric I could make out over the flickering radio station static was “….me queen bee…” But I found the song’s drum machine snaps and addictive hook enchanting enough to track it down on Google, where luckily enough other people had already typed in the same “me queen bee” search. Much to my surprise, New Zealander Lorde, real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor, is only 16 years old, and based on the success of people who hunt for her song after hearing it while ordering a bagel, she made her U.S. television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. Watch it below.
I want more like this!
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