Best Goth Phoenix: Lorde
It's hard to believe Lorde's meteoric rise has taken place over a number of months, rather than years. Last night she demonstrated her newfound comfort on the world's biggest stages, debuting her latest single "Tennis Court" live with the kind of confidence, ease and charm that comes from decades on the road. She punched the air in sharp, bird-like motions then grabbed the mic from its stand and literally seemed to spread her wings, working her away across the stage as her backing band provided a dark, minimal grind. It was a standout performance that proved a new star truly has landed.