Oh Lorde is only sixteen years old. Oh Lorde, "Royals," is better than any song out there right now. Oh Lorde, we can't get "Royals" out of our heads.
Lorde’s single "Royals" arrived at a pivotal time around a run of predictable, over-the-top, tongue wagging, music releases and performances that I think we’d all had enough of. Lorde is the perfect epitome of everything a young artist should represent, true and raw talent. It's pure bliss when these type of artists materialize, sadly not often enough, but when they do we must relish in their superior gifts for they are the ones that shall take lead and guide others of far less redeeming nature out to pasture.
The song "Royals" is just a glimmer of Lorde’s capacity as an artist. Prior to her debut full length studio album Pure Heroine, released September 27, 2013, Lorde's EP, The Love Club came out in November 2012 which featured five songs, including "Royals." One of the other tracks, "Bravado," was a highlight as well with an intense pulse vibrating electronic beat and featured an organ and choir to give it a modern gospel feel. Added with Lorde's velvety vocals it was just another example of her unique aesthetic and how it would stand out from anyone else.
But the world would hear "Royals" as it was meant to be, the sole single released from the EP in March 2013. And Lorde continues to rise above Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus on the Billboard Charts, with "Royals" creaming "Roar,” and “Wrecking Ball," and ruling the Hot 100 for a third week. And if you take pleasure in that as much as I do then you realize how much of a breath of fresh "flair" Lorde is in a twerking, pop music world. Not to mention her astute cleverness in declining a spot as a supporting act on Katy Perry’s world tour.
Lorde accepted her first award Tuesday night in her homeland of New Zealand, the esteemed APRA Silver Scroll songwriters award for "Royals." It's probably a good idea that Lorde get a significant size mantel ready for many more accolades to follow.
Let’s face it, there's been a big gaping hole since artist Adele had a baby and decided to take a break in between making a new record; we’ve all been going through a little Adele withdraw, and so we thank Lorde for filling in this much needed space.
By: Sabrina Tosti
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