If you haven’t given a listen to the 16-year-old New Zealander called Lorde, then I definitely suggest that you do. Her EP, The Love Club, debuted March 19, 2013, and was
free, but it quickly started to gain recognition, and now she’s a much bigger star than she could have imagined, at only 16. The Love Club has five songs; “Bravado,” “Royals,” “Million Dollar Bills,” “The Love Club,” and “Biting Down.” The total time for these five songs is 16:05, so it’s an easy listen.
My favorite song on this album is “Million Dollar Bills,”where she talks about wanting money and time to do whatever she wants, which is something that a lot of people want.
Her most popular song, though, is “Royals,” which discusses how materialistic pop and rap music is today. It’s about how typically rappers speak of gold teeth, trashing hotel rooms, diamonds and Cadillacs. It’s about how she’s not rich or famous or royal in any way, but she dreams of it, like most rap pop artists did before they became famous.
Not everything is so positive, however, and my least favorite song is called “Bravado.” Bravado is very slow, and it gets The Love Club off to a bad start. However, just because it’s my least favorite doesn’t mean that I still don’t love it.
Aside from that, this album is upbeat and fresh, and it’s quite different than most work produced today. Lorde takes inspiration from rap and pop, but it’s not sugar-coated. It’s the perfect balance between sick beats and beautiful vocals, and the lyrics are incredibly clever.
All in all, Lorde is one of my new favorite artists, and her new album, Pure Heroin, is one that is definitely on my list of albums to listen to.