Lorde was tonight's performer on the Late Show With David Letterman. While pretty much the entire world knows "Royals," the New Zealand teenager chose to sing a different song during the televised portion of the show. She gave the audience a stirring rendition of "Team," which also appears on her debut album, Pure Heroine. It allowed Lorde to demonstrate her growth beyond that one ubiquitous single. At one point she sang, "I'm kinda older than I was when I felt without a care," a line that feels symbolic of her career thus far.

Lorde, however, did perform "Royals" during her set on the "Live on Letterman" webcast. She slipped the song in midway through her performance, as if it was an innocuous song and not the number one song in the country. It appeared as if the performance was a way to show a broader audience that she is more than just a one-hit wonder, something that fans are already more than familiar with but mainstream America is starting to catch onto.

[via Consequence Of Sound]

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