Hey, you’re a pretty hip cat. You watch Scandal. You knew about twerking before your grandmother did. But have you heard of teenage indie singer Lorde? Get ready to be blown away.

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Lorde is a 16-year-old singer from New Zealand who made waves with her single “Royals” earlier this summer. She has a deep, dark, dreamy voice and a slick electro-pop sound that feels really fresh and new right now. Her debut full-length album, Pure Heroine, comes out September 30, and MTV and VH1 are getting you ready by rolling out performances from Lorde’s first concert in the United States. Watch her play her hit song, “Royals:”

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MTV will premiere two clips every day this week from the performance, leading into an exclusive livestream of the full album a week before its release. Listen now, and you’ll be so ahead of your friends.

What do you think of Lorde so far? Have you made any wonderful music discoveries lately? What’s your favorite kind of music? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @OKMagazine.

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