Lorde's new single 'Green Light' seems to mark the New Zealand artist's elevation to the highest pantheon of pop.
Debut album 'Pure Heroine' was a stunning international success, with lead single 'Royals' leaving all in its wake.
David Bowie was a fan, with the BRITs inviting Lorde to lead a tribute to the late icon at last year's ceremony.
Heading back into the studio, a series of video vignettes alerted fans to the possibility of new material.
When it finally arrived, Lorde's 'Green Light' was sudden, and devastating.
it's the first chapter of a story i'm gonna tell you, the story of the last 2 wild, fluorescent years of my life. this is where we begin— Lorde (@lorde) March 1, 2017
Taylor Swift was quick to show her appreciation.
Charli XCX is a huge fan:
Dua Lipa can't stop listening:
Yes! I LOVE GREEN LIGHT @lorde— DUA LIPA (@DUALIPA) March 2, 2017
And Katy Perry fells for its charms:
So, one more time: here's 'Green Light'.