It’s the opening night of Lorde’s world tour. Manchester’s O2 Apollo is at full capacity and the 20-year-old walks on stage under the neon lights of melodrama.
Thanking her fans, Ella Yelich-O’Connor is forever flashing her smile. Throwing herself around stage and flinging her hat into the audience, there’s a sense that tonight is special for both fans and artist.
Words by Jacob Flannery