"last night, i played to a room of people whose names i worship, breathe like fine gold smoke, reverent. there is a lot of stupid s**t that comes with being lucky enough to do what i do... but i wouldn’t have traded last night for anything. i felt so warm in the arms of these legends who are good enough to have faith in me, weird little screwball that i am." Lorde on celebrating her 17th birthday two days early on Tuesday (05Nov13) surrounded by stars at a gala tribute to actress Tilda Swinton in New York. The teen singer actually celebrated her big day on Thursday (07Nov13).