She may come off as the coolest woman to hold a microphone but everyone’s favourite pop prodigy, Lorde, has a torrid time in the lead-up to every show she plays.
“Before I go onstage I lock into this period of the most crippling fear,” the artist born Ella Yelich-O’Connor told Fairfax in an interview courtesy of Spotify. “It’s something I wouldn’t wish on someone that I hated … It’s the worst half-hour of my life, every night! But then, y’know, it gets replaced by something magic.”
The New Zealander – who turned 17 today – has been continuing to cast her spell far and wide of late. While the success of her single Royals continues with a fourth week at No. 1 on the US’s Billboard Hot 100, it was revealed this week that Lorde has also joined the bill of travelling festival Lollapalooza in Chile (March 29-30) and Argentina (April 1-2) alongside the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arcade Fire and her fellow antipodean world conqueror, Flume.
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