Lorde took out a full-page ad in New Zealand Herald to send a handwritten thank-you letter to her entire homeland. Then, in her performance at the Laneway Sideshow in Auckland’s Silo Park she covered James Blake’s ‘Retrograde’ and Son Lux’s ‘Easy.’
Lorde: ‘Hiya. If you are reading this, Joel & I won. HOLY CRAP. It was a crazy day & my friends and family over here are still freaking out. I just wanted to say thank you for the time you’ve given me these past 14 months. Finding out about me online or in between these pages or in your headphone.
‘Without your support, there’s no way I would ever have gotten to stand in the middle of the Staples Centre & perform in my school shoes. I can’t wait for tonight’s show. Together we’ll make it magic. I’ll see you there. xxx L’
+ fan meeting and new Lorde photo shoot via @LordeNews.