12-year-old Lorde sang "Use Somebody" on local radio station
She had a similar sound five years ago
Her next project is the new "Hunger Games" soundtrack
Before she was a platinum-selling artist and Grammy winner, Lorde was a Kings of Leon fan.
Audio has emerged of the now-17-year-old star covering the band’s hit “Use Somebody.”
But five years ago, she was little Ella Yelich-O’Connor, an aspiring artist who got the opportunity to sing on her local radio station in Auckland, New Zealand.
Time reports that the audio has been floating around the Web for a while.
Radio New Zealand posted it with a note that said “In August 2009, long before she became ‘Lorde’, twelve-year-old Aucklander Ella Yelich-O’Connor and her band-mate Louis McDonald joined Jim Mora for a chat and to play a couple of songs live in the Radio NZ studio. The songs are: Mama Do (Pixie Lott Cover) and Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon Cover).”
Next up for Lorde is “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” soundtrack, which she curated. It’s out November 17.