First of, I want to start by wishing everyone a very Happy New Year. I know I haven’t blogged in a long time, and I admit I have been feeling rather uninspired. Couple that with exams and an endless mountain of assignments, you have a very lazy blogger!
But I want to post really quick about someone who’s taken the music industry by storm: Lorde. She is the first 16-year-old to enter the industry in recent years who has great song-writing talent. You can tell by her hit single ‘Royals’ that this girl has got talent and means business.
She sort of reminds me of a younger Lana Del Rey, where the angst is all teen without being about boys and high school which is so refreshing, I can’t even communicate it enough. We have Taylor Swift and Selina Gomez for all the whining, I think we need something a little hardcore to really relate to, especially us who don’t whine and cry about relationships.
The best thing about ‘Royals is how much truth it contains. A lot musicians today sing about ‘jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash’ which Lorde points out are beyond the reach of us mere mortals who live ordinary lives simply dreaming for something better. The song is also something my friends and I sing as a group every time it plays because it’s catchy and the lyrics are almost hypnotic in their frank disregard for the life of luxury.
I also find ‘Tennis Court’ quite fascinating because it’s dark and hardcore, two things that you don’t see in many 16 year olds. She seems to get life, if I may put it that way, its complexity and its simplicity. I also find the music video extremely fascinating.
Some of the best memories I have with my friends is driving into the night blaring ‘Royals’ and singing along for all we’re worth, harmonies and all. I’ll admit Lorde and her album Pure Heroin are acquired tastes, but for those who like a little something different, she is a breath of fresh air.