There was a time when Lorde was not known as Lorde – Ella Yelich O’Connor was simply a teen in high school making music with her band called And They Were Masked. After becoming a very recognizable name in the industry, Lorde’s recordings with the old group have surfaced. Usually when you look back at stuff you did in high school it’s extremely embarrassing, but Lorde’s old enough to still be in high school and these songs are nothing to scoff at.
Sure it’s a little rough around the edges, but still very impressive. Listen to And They Were Masked’s “Piece of Mind” below: