Though she only has two EPs to her name, New Zealand teen pop star Lorde (born Ella Yelich-O’Connor) has been making waves on a global scale, earning millions of views on her music videos and even a Billboards chart success in just a few months. Her musical style pushes the boundaries of sleek, smart pop she’s often quirky and sassy, yet so youthfully sincere and introspective it’s no wonder she’s gained a nod of approval from Grimes. Oh, and did we mention she’s 16 years old? Yea! There’s that crazy phenomenon, too. #Whoa.
Lorde is set to release her highly-anticipated, as-yet-titled debut album on September 30th. To hold the world over, she’s shared a new RAAK-produced remix of her hit single “Royals”, which features a few verses from up-and-coming rapper Gilbere Forté. Tune in below, followed by her upcoming tour dates.
Lorde 2013 Tour Dates:
08/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
09/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco
09/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
09/28 – Seattle, WA @ Decibel Fest, Showbox at the Market
09/30 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/06 – Toronto, ON @ Hoxton