Words by Tre’ Florez
Up-and-coming artist, Lorde, has an iTunes top-10 hit, called “Royals,” that has created massive internet buzz. She was born in 1996 in New Zealand, and has a sound that is very different. Her debut ED titled, ‘The Love Club’ released in March of this year, and she already has an album scheduled for a September release which is said to be titled, ‘Pure Heroine.’ From the sound of her EP, we have quite an album to look forward to. The song from her EP that I the world has fallen in love with is “Royals,” which is about her and her friends, from a less fortunate social class, and how they are ok with not being surrounded by wealth and expensive things. I would call it the party anthem of lower-middle class teens. With lyrics like, “Everybody’s like: gold teeth, Grey Goose, … we don’t care, we’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams,” she can relate to those who see the lavish lie, but will never be able to afford it, which is most teenagers in the world. Another track from the EP, “Million Dollar Bills”, is more upbeat while describing much of the same as “Royals”. Her sound is different, with a sort of hip-hop beat and raw vocals, which is sure to keep her apart from the crowd. This 16-year-old singer is already proving herself in the music world, and is definitely one of my “Artists-To-Watch.” I give her current EP a 9 out of 10, and am anticipating her full album.
Check out the music video for “Royals” below!