Listen to Lorde's Previously-Rejected Track "Lost Boys"

A sleeper hit at its finest.

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Lest you had forgotten, Lorde's debut album Pure Heroine was spellbinding. So much so, in fact, that even the rejected tracks are magical, as today's release of the never-before-heard "Lost Boys" proves.

"Found this little guy whilst trawling through my archives and thought it would be a cute thing to share with y'all," Lorde wrote today on her Tumblr when she shared the song. "We spent a day on it and then never touched it again (it was not a good song, I promise, haha)."

We beg to differ. The track is what we know now to be quintessential Lorde—those simultaneously powerful and breathy vocals over a stripped-down, synthy beat.

"A lot of people asked what happened to 'Lost Boys,' and I guess you'll never hear the other three-quarters of the song, but there was something about these bridge melodies I thought was pretty," she continued. "So here you go—a little pre-Christmas look at the cutting room floor."

Don't mind if we do! Listen to the clip here.

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