Although she had no music out at this time last year, by now Lorde requires no introduction. Seventeen years old, from New Zealand, with a richly hushed voice that she lays over minimal beats - you've heard all this. You’ve probably also heard her portrayed as some kind of alpha-Daria. According to one YouTube commenter (I SWEAR I WASN’T READING YOUTUBE COMMENTS, THIS ONE WAS ALREADY AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE), "She’s like that awkward-ass girl in the back of your class lol." According to many of the writers who have profiled her, she's the patron saint of Weird Girls Everywhere.
What these people don't realize is that her reach goes far beyond a very hip sect on Tumblr.