Behold, a 12-year-old Lorde reigning over a questionably large adolescent audience of Belmont Intermediate School's music competition. She, along with a girl in shredded denim, were once front women for Extreme, your run-of-the-mill middle school band with big dreams of striking gold. Well, Extreme didn't make it, but Lorde did (obviously). Watching the video now, it's weirdly evident she was something. The outfit, the witch-conjuring moves, the hair — it was all there. Beneath that mane was a brooding, pensive mind waiting to ascend toward higher things.
Oh, we're snickering at how ironic that whole "it don't run in our blood" lyric from "Royals" seems now. Snickering, we tell ya, snickering. (BuzzFeed)
Opening Photo: via @lordemusic.