Lorde praised for 'bold' Glastonbury debut

Lorde has been hailed for her "bold and brilliant" Glastonbury debut.

The Kiwi singer songwriter took the stage at the legendary British music festival, being headlined by Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran and Radiohead.

A Daily Telegraph review of Lorde's performance says the 20-year-old showed her "fascinating musical talent" through her new album Melodrama, which was released just a week ago.

The review also described her vocals as "flawless".

Lorde, real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor, took to the stage by herself, her band hidden away in the wings.

"And here she was, colliding with the most anticipated Glastonbury headliner in years, dancing in a box on Glastonbury's Other Stage," the review said.

Just like her performance at Californian music festival Coachella, earlier this year, the glass box slowly filled up with dancers, and then Lorde herself, as increasingly elaborate routines brought songs about her broken heart, to life.

The Telegraph said despite this verging on "amateur dramatics" at times, "it is a bold and brilliant thing to make one's Glastonbury debut with the gall Yelich-O'Connor deployed".

And Lorde did not leave her fans, new and old, disappointed, playing hits including Royals from her smash debut album Pure Heroine and Green Light from her new album.

She even sat, with her legs hanging off the edge of the stage, to discuss the inspiration for her Melodrama ballad Liability, with the crowd.

"That bottomless pit of misery that comes from knowing you're a massive loser," Lorde said.

It seems the young Kiwi star is winning fans' hearts all over the world.

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