BEST: Lorde Takes America to Karaoke
Look, in 2013 "Royals" already sounded like the work of a zealous music fan given a microphone, an audience of a hundred-million strong, and a chance to share secret longings. Performing her Top 20 hit "Green Light" in an expert recreation of a karaoke bar (complete with wasted spectators), Lorde reaffirmed the bond between her and her audience. You know that moment when a friend wows the lounge with her fearlessness and skills? One of our most down-to-Earth pop stars reminds us that she writes and sing hits, thanks.