Watch This Throwback Of Lorde Singing With Her Middle School Band

The hippest 12-year-old EVER.

What were you doing when you were 12? Most days, I was at the mall with my friends trying on too-big formal dresses for “someday” and browsing Build-A-Bear. Lorde, on the other hand, was already acting like a rockstar. This video of her performing with Extreme, her former band at Belmont Intermediate School in New Zealand proves that some people really do skip the awkward phase. Who has hair that good when they’re in middle school!? Check out how she works the crowd. The girl is already a star in the making, and her bandmates aren’t too shabby either. This cover of “Man on the Silver Mountain” by Rainbow is from the 2009 Intermediate Schools Battle of the Bands Finals. Not surprisingly, they won. [Jezebel]

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