Lorde is having an amazing 2017. After having a stellar debut album, Pure Heroine, back in 2013, she returned with a vengeance in 2017, releasing Melodrama to mass critical and commercial acclaim and turning “Green Light” into one of the biggest hits on the radio. She parlayed her success recently into a very interesting performance at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. Citing the flu as the reason for her inability to sing at the show and a general disinterest in lip-syncing, Lorde instead performed an interpretive dance while her song, “Homemade Dynamite,” played. You can watch the moment in its entirety below.
Lorde’s new album, Melodrama, has been met with a great deal of acclaim from music critics and fans of hers alike. Songs like, “The Louvre,” “Liability,” and “Supercut,” in particular have been praised as her sophomore installment in her musical career and discography became a massive success. After the success of “Royals,” in 2013, many believed that Lorde could be a one hit wonder, but as she has proven recently, she is more like a tour de force of talent. And now at the VMAs, she has made a name for herself as a pretty unique and creative dancer, too. Can’t go wrong there!