Lorde's success has been fascinating to behold. A seventeen year old New Zealander writing minimalist pop music with a maturity beyond her years – I know, she's young and does pop music, what is this malarkey? Her first album, Pure Heroine, is utterly brilliant and you should check it out. There's songs on it that aren't Royals!
Her new single, Tennis Court, is getting a physical release on May 12th. It's a personal highlight of the album; a slow, languorous track brimming with menace and uncertainty. It's just wonderful to behold, and the video's the icing on the cake – it's unusual, unsettling and brilliant in equal measure. Much like the song itself.