The singer, (who is now 17 and whose single "Royals" has been a huge international hit), is seen in the video playing songs by the Cult with a rock band called "Extreme" at her high school.
They reportedly came third in the event. Lorde signed a $2.5 million publishing deal with Sony this week, being called a "once in a generation type artist" by the company's president.
She's currently in her sixth week at the top of the Billboard chart, and remains the youngest
Does her fresh angle on pop impress you, or does it make you want to turn the radio off?
Let me know what you think of this next-gen pop princess in the comments. Watch Lorde with her metal band "Extreme" here: