Lorde is a lot more than Royals…
And Lorde’s music is Pure Heroine (!) as her first album is called, which is a perfect metaphor for the hypnotizing and addictive rhythm of her songs that can take you to the darkest places inside your mind.
It was about time I wrote about a musical GIRL star and since personally I got caught up with Lorde’s whole album from the very first time I listen to it, I must accept that I was unsure of liking her at the beginning but now I can tell you that although at first sight she looks too hipster to stand or even if all her songs seem the same to you initially…
I’ve learned that every song is different in the best way ❤
when you take your time to enjoy their particular sound
and the well picked words for expressing daily situations
that seem almost poetic when she sings about them,
you can feel identified and even optimistic within the low tunes of Lorde’s style.
And for those who haven’t met her at all, well, she’s was common girl with a big passion: music. She didn’t dream much of fame and money because where she comes from girls are wannabes-queen bees and boys are… boys.
I mean, she’s from New Zealand but above all she comes from the same place where we all come from ~the real world~ and apart from being a great singer and just a 17 year old girl who owns 2 Grammy already, she also writes her own lyrics that are inspired by this world far away of plastic beauty and expensive cars
But as she said when interviewed “just from hanging out with my friends, and things that I see and hear in those situations (..) Even when I’m at a party, I’m analyzing it and thinking about it in the context of how I would write about it. That side of me never switches off.”
So now you see, she’s a wallflower who sings what she has seen (and perhaps that’s why I like her even more) because she understands what is like to be an average teenager:::
In the same interview she said “Teenage life, in New Zealand anyway, can be so mundane and so boring. You feel like it’s the waiting period of your life (…) it can be frustrating sometimes and I wanted to portray that instead of just, like, ‘yay!'”
So ‘yay!’ I felt kind of identified, what about you?
When she was asked “what inspires your songs?” she answered “I think young people are the most creative and the coolest—people that we should be learning from.” and there she won me. Joke, but I totally agree with her. Being young can be so inspiring. Even if we don’t feel creative the whole time or most importantly even when we don’t feel the coolest, her music reminds us that we ARE cool and we can be creative and overall we are not alone in the feeling…
So I know this post took a lot more words to get to today’s SONG but in my opinion it’s worth the wait. Now you know a bit more about a new and young artist and I hope you can take the time to enjoy her musical approach 🙂
Her official music video of the song “Team” was released on December 2013 and isn’t over produced but simply cool. As a -warning- it’s a little alternative as her whole style but possibly you’ll amuse yourself if you submerge in the lyrics.
…And here the iluminating lyrics:
Wait ’til you’re announcedWe’ve not yet lost all our gracesThe hounds will stay in chainsLook upon your greatnessThat you’ll send the call out (Send the call out…)Call all the ladies outThey’re in their fineryA hundred jewels on throatsA hundred jewels between teethNow bring my boys inTheir skin in craters like the moonThe moon we love like a brother, while he glows through the roomDancin’ around the lies we tellDancin’ around big eyes as wellEven the comatose they don’t dance and tellWe live in cities you’ll never see on screenNot very pretty, but we sure know how to run thingsLiving in ruins of a palace within my dreamsAnd you know, we’re on each other’s TEAMI’m kind of over getting told to throw my hands up in the air, so thereSo all the cups got broke shards beneath our feet but it wasn’t my faultAnd everyone’s competing for a love they won’t receive‘Cause what this palace wants is release(…)I’m kind of over getting told to throw my hands up in the air, so thereI’m kinda older than I was when I revelled without a care, so there (..)