But I hear sounds, in my mind.

Brand new sounds, in my mind.

I’m waiting for it; that green light.

I want it.

Lorde literally astounds me, and I want more of her. Ever since I heard ‘Royals’ back in 2013, I knew I had found something different. Usually, I would describe my music taste as alt-rock, but of course I do have exceptions, and Lorde was one of the first.

Online, Lorde is described as ‘art pop’ or ‘dream pop;’ a genre I’m seriously becoming a fan of. Her voice is quite unconventional with a definitive dream-like quality; it’s interesting to see a pop singer that embraces a deeper voice. Pure Heroine, Lorde’s debut – and last – album was released in 2013, and I still consider it in my top ten favourites of all time; I return to songs such as Team, Glory & Gore, and Tennis Court when I’m just trying to relax in my own space, something I don’t seem to have too much of.

My favourite thing about Lorde is her lyrics; specifically, how she can change from songs with catchy beats and lyrics as simple as ‘I’m waiting for it; that green light, I want it,’ to a more piano-filled song about self-love; ‘Into the arms of the girl I love, the only love I haven’t screwed up, she’s so hard to please, but she’s a forest fire; I do my best to meet her demands, play at romance, we slow dance in the living room, but all that a stranger would see is one girl swaying alone, stroking her cheek.’

The two songs quoted above are from Lorde’s new album, Melodrama, currently set for a June release.

As an artist, I fully rate Lorde 5/5 bytes; she constantly delivers in all her songs, and there isn’t a single song from Pure Heroine that I tend to skip. I’m almost certain that Melodrama will continue to build on Lorde’s brand – improving on everything that, in my opinion, is already great. Melodrama simply can’t come soon enough, and I can’t wait to hear Lorde’s next single release. If you haven’t already seen it, check out Lorde’s performance on SNL – it really shows her passion for her music, and it genuinely makes me want to see her live.

5/5 Bytes.

Will Wilkins.

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