Long before she was the worldwide sensation known only as 'Lorde' 16-year-old Ella Yelich-O'Connor was simply a member of the band 'And They Were Masked'. With only 323 likes on the band's Facebook page, I'm guessing they didn't exactly light the music industry on fire with their 2012 album 'Characters'.

If you're curious what Ella aka Lorde was up to musically at the tender age of 16, check out a pair of tracks from her previous band 'And They Were Masked' below:

'Piece of Mind'

'Sands of John' Featuring Lorde on backup vocals

Like what you've heard? Hit up the group's Bandcamp page to stream or download the entire record: AndTheyWereMasked.Bandcamp.com