4) She Really Does Have The Best Hair
In a pop world full of candy floss wigs and half shaved scalps, Lorde would stand out just because she still has her own hair. And what a head of hair it is!
Throughout the night, numerous fans murmured in awe, “Her hair...”
I mean, look at it. It’s gorgeous.
5) She’s Going To Be Huge
The crowd that assembled at Le Poisson Rouge last night was a strange mix of girls in their late teens wearing flower crowns, mainstream couples in their mid-20s, excited pop enthusiasts, corporate bros, and chic SoHo gals (and a few middle aged men who were probably from the record company). The crowd was also undoubtedly enthusiastic about Lorde. Everyone seemed to know all the words to all of her already released songs–and enthusiastically listened to her new cuts.
A lot of up-and-coming pop stars have an early and ardent fanbase, but Lorde’s seems to already cut through a variety of demographics that don’t usually go out for pop music, which means there’s a bigger chance that her debut album will strike a more universal chord.
The one fault in her set seemed to be that she left the audience wanting more. People applauded for a few minutes, waiting for an encore that didn’t come. There was marked disappointment from the guys around me.
“Well, I guess that’s it,” one young man in a crisp gingham shirt said to his friends.
“She doesn’t have any more songs,” his friend replied.
“Nah,” said the young man. “It’s past her curfew.”
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