Lorde, real name Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, transformed her image for new album Solar Power. And the New Zealand star, 25, put on a racy display yet again on Sunday as she flashed her toned midriff in a bright orange co-ord while performing for Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
The Royals songstress performed her greatest hits on stage for the show, which was headlined by Harry Styles. The singer opted to wear glitter around her eyes and her brunette tresses curled. Lorde performed next to a staircase which was being held up by a sun-shaped object. A large sun was projected behind her. The festival was held in Coventry with thousands of revellers attending.
It was hosted by Radio 1’s Jordan North and Vick Hope. Lorde revealed in March she had become more confident in her body. ‘The trend of having the midriff out has coincided with me being completely obsessed with getting my abs out,’ she told Vogue Australia.
‘I can really do stuff with my body now,’ she added. She is set to perform across the U.S., Canada, UK and Europe on her world tour. Last year, she debuted her album artwork for Solar Power: a photo of herself jumping over the camera wearing yellow bikini bottoms and a longsleeve top.
She later told The Late Show with Stephen Colbert her friend had taken the photo, and admitted the cover was ‘a little hardcore’. ‘It felt innocent and playful and a little bit feral… and I don’t know, sexy,’ she added.