Yeah, I’ll call Lorde “Queen B”. I’ll admit, I haven’t done much research on my new obsession, all I know is that I’m addicted to it. Lorde is riding on the deep voice, depression-inspired lyrics that fuel the hype-wagon. (See Also: Lana Del Rey, Marina and the Diamonds)
The song “Royals”, featured in the video above, is so real that it spoke to my soul. Pop music is generic, and I LOVE it. I love singing about dancing and shakin’ my booty to a beat about getting wasty-pants at my favorite bar. I especially love songs about how fun it is to go out in New York City. Lets face it, though: It’s starting to get a little repetitive. Lorde is singing about what most of us twenty-thirty-somethings are thinking: We’re probably not the cutest and we don’t have that much under our belt, but we’re allowed to have a dream land.
Unlike most artist that sing #realtalk, I find Lorde to be refreshing and positive. Even though “Royals” is, essentially, breaking apart pop music in the 2010s, it succeeds in making the listener think about what’s driving our culture, without making us ashamed for liking it. I haven’t heard a Lorde song that I haven’t wanted to be a hype girl for.
“I’m kinda over getting told to throw my hands up in the air. So, there. I’m kinda older than I was when I rebelled without a care. So, there.”
Sounds like: Lana Del Rey, Oh Land, Florence and the Machine, Uffie.
Favorite tracks: “Royals”, “Team” & “Tennis Courts”.