Lorde seems to be getting cooler and cooler by the day. The 17-year-old has taken over the charts with hits like "Royals" and "Team," but she wasn't singing either of the songs from her debut album Pure Heroine last night. Instead, Lorde was covering a song from a band who broke up two years before she was even born — and, naturally, she totally killed it. Lorde covered Nirvana's "All Apologies" at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony Thursday night, and she nailed it.
Lorde may be famous for pop tunes, but she held her own — and then some — amongst rock and roll elite. The ceremony, which inducted Nirvana into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, had the surviving members of the band team up with female vocalists Joan Jett, Kim Gordon, Annie Clark, and, of course, Lorde, for covers of the band's famous songs. Jett sang "Smells Like Teen Spirit," (which, perhaps, would have been more fitting for Lorde to sing) while Gordon took "Aneurysm" and Clark crooned "Lithium."
Lorde perhaps made the biggest impression with her take on "All Apologies," which she belted out while wearing a fierce pink suit. We think that Kurt Cobain would have loved it.
Check out a video clip of Lorde's performance below.