Madi McDonald, who is 19, has been a fan of Lorde’s music since she was 10, but before Saturday night she’d never seen the New Zealand “pop iconoclast” live. McDonald and her girlfriend drove all the way from Montana to Seattle’s WaMu theater to catch her show.
McDonald was especially hoping Lorde would play a song that is not considered one of her hits: “Writer in the Dark,” a track from her 2017 album “Melodrama,” which has been the center of an online controversy in the last few weeks.
At 25, Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor – better known as Lorde – has already been in the music business for almost a decade, having released her first EP on Soundcloud in 2012. (“Couldn’t wait to turn fifteen,” she sang Saturday night during “Secrets from a Girl.”…
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