28 October 2013 by

As Lorde Makes It To Number 1, Here's 5 Reasons Why It's Time To Take Note

 As Lorde Makes It To Number 1, Here's 5 Reasons Why It's Time To Take Note

Lorde performing [Getty]

With its minimalist backing, anti-bling lyrics and deadpan delivery Lorde’s Royals is one of our songs of the year. It’s also Number One this week. But who is the voice behind this gorgeous antidote to identikit ‘in da club’ tunes? Here’s 5 reasons why we love Lorde…

1) She’s A Feminist Who Speaks Her Mind

In a world of bland, meaningless quotes, Lorde takes no prisoners. Speaking about Selena Gomez she told The Mirror : “I’m a feminist and the theme of her song is, ‘when you’re ready come and get it from me.’ I’m sick of women being portrayed this way." Meanwhile speaking about Taylor Swift, Lorde said: “(She) is so flawless and so unattainable and I don’t think it’s breeding anything good in young girls.”

2) She Makes Great Minimal Music

As Elton John put it: “Royals has just a voice and a drum machine and it’s beautiful in its simplicity. It’s the kind of music Gaga should be making.”

3) Her Lyrics Pack A Punch

The simplicity is the music is key, in order to focus on her lyrics. She told Nylon: “My music is about building a cage for my lyrical ideas. It took me a while of a really paring down what I wanted to say and getting to the point. You have to pack a punch with 15 words.” 

4) She Writes About Real Stuff

Speaking about her lyrical content she said that thematically her songs were about “weird social situations and cliques, watching girls vying for attention, watching how the popularity thing happens.”

5)  …Which Means That Royals Is About ‘Aesthetic Correctness’

She told The Guardian: “everyone is so obsessed with how everything looks, how the party will look through a lens the next day. We all have Tumblr and we all have Instagram and everything. People care so much about it because, now, any random can be famous on the interest if their world looks good on Tumblr. And so everyone  at high school strives for this kind of aesthetic correctness.”  


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Sinéad Lally (Mon Oct 28 19:45:14 GMT 2013): Look forward to her album :)