There’s something magnetic about Lorde—an appeal that may lie in the fact that this young New Zealand artist holds onto a bit of mystery even as she gets more and more attention. She might be making some of the most accessible music we’ve heard in a while, and when she speaks in interviews she’s a down-to-earth, regular teenage girl, but there’s also an artistic side of Lorde that sets her very far apart from her peers. She’s not taking the obvious route.
In her video for “Royals” we only got a glimpse of her. This video is quite the opposite. Watch “Tennis Court” above.