Prepare to be even MORE shocked by Lorde's musical maturity after listening to her "Pure Heroine" album.
Not to brag or anything, but we listen to a lot of teenage talent around here (ahem: Cher Lloyd, Austin Mahone, Becky G, etc), and, we love them all equally. But maybe you've heard of a New Zealand-born girl-woman named Ella Yelich-O'Connor, aka Lorde, who's currently knocking listeners over with edgy, wise-beyond-her-years tracks like the radio-ruling "Royals," "Team," and "Tennis Court"? Yeah, we still can't get over it either.
So it stands to reason that after salivating over Lorde's mysterious, Keri Russell-in-"Felicity" hair/beauty, observant, deep-voiced pop tracks, thousand-yard stare (see: her "Tennis Court" video), and thoughtful-yet-brief interviews that we'd be tripping over ourselves with anticipation for her upcoming debut album, Pure Heroine. But guess what? You can listen to Pure Heroine in full BEFORE it drops on Sept. 30!
Listen to Lorde's Pure Heroine after the jump.
Anyway, we're not the only ones gushing over Lorde's immense maturity, grace, style, and articulate nature: Everyone from Miley Cyrus to the similarly young-and-successful Lena Dunham have expressed their Lorde love (even if it meant halting a potential Miley vs. Lorde fan war -- CALM DOWN, STANS).
@lordemusic why r people so mean??? Ps your music is awesome ????
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) September 20, 2013
@lordemusic Not at ALL. I'm massively impressed by you and what you do and when I found out how old you are I almost fell over. Brava!
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 19, 2013
Also (get ready to hear us brag again): MTV News managed to catch the notoriously private singer (girl isn't exactly your typical teenage selfie-taker) during a stopover in Brooklyn where she chatted about, yes, how ridiculously young she is. "People like to say, 'How old are you?', and they want me to SAY it -- they want me to say the age. I haven't been any older than I am, so I don't think about it as being crazy."
Ahhhhh! Mature, beautiful, young, talented, AND humble? Excuse me, need to go listen to Pure Heroine on repeat and seriously rethink what WE were doing at age 16 (i.e. probably saying "MO-OOM, WHAT'S FOR DINNER?? "UGH MATH HOMEWORK UGH").
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