01:29 PM on 11/07/13
I'm kind of surprised anyone's still astonished by Lorde's age. Nearly every piece of journalism regarding her music has brought attention to her youth. As far as her devolving in the manner of some others who found success in their teenage years (or younger), I sincerely doubt such a thing will happen with Lorde. Her album is pop music, sure, but she has a better head on her shoulders than the vast majority of her contemporaries, and I see her career headed in a direction much better suited for Pitchfork than VH1.
Anyway, happy birthday to a talented artist.