I know I'm a little late to this party, but I'm usually so caught up on building dance floors that I sometimes let a few things fall under my radar. I really don't know how I could have missed something as special as Lorde. This 17 year old from New Zealand is a very deep and fresh breath of air, and she is filling a (major) void in today's world of female pop stars.
Lorde just shuts it down, and makes me wonder how will Miley, Katy and Kesha even compete with something and someone so real? Even Gaga can't measure up to this girl's simple brilliance. Lorde isn't trying to sport all the crazy outfits, gimmicks, and hoopla that these other stars impose on us. She's just being herself, and that is more than enough. I don't care how slow the song "Royals" is, I will be rockin' it in the clubs, if anything I should have been rockin' it when the single first dropped two months ago! For the first time (in a long time), we have an artist that is delivering the perfect marriage of accessible, sonic-beauty with strong, responsible, and intelligent-lyricism. Plus...there is something so familiar AND different about her sound. I love this girl!!