I reckon if Lana Del Rey and I Blame Coco made musical babies together, they would sound a lot like Lorde. The New Zealand-born singer's Royals from the debut album, Pure Heroine, is currently sitting at the top spot in the UK singles chart and has already reached number one in both New Zealand and the US.
At the tender age of 16 the singer-songwriter muses on growing up, the excesses of lavish living and breaking glass in her 10-track record. There's quite a bit of teenage angst in there, and it may be a little derivative, but she is undoubtedly a bright star on the rise.
'Don't you think that it's boring how people talk? / Making smart with their words again, well I'm bored / Because I'm doing this for the thrill of it, killin' it' – Lorde, Tennis Court
Lorde has a cool edge and a fresh voice against the generic dance tracks filling the chart. I am enjoying having the sound of this brand new album cutting through the dark evenings. Give it a listen.
|Lorde | Photo: promotional/Garth Badger|