Monday, September 16, 2013

Team | Lorde

Rating: ★★★★★

While planning her upcoming debut album release, Pure Heroine, Lorde decided to give out a stream to another new song from the album: "Team."

Lorde has yet to release a song that I dislike. "Royals" caught the attention of everyone in the United States, but while everyone else is caught up in their fascination of that song, I've dug deeper into Lorde and found that most of her other material is even better. In fact, "Team" has to be my favorite of her released songs thus far. 

It, like most of her other songs, relies on two trademark elements: the simple sound of Lorde's voice and a beating drum and the wise lyrics about coming from a small, unheard of town yet having big city dreams, such as "We live in cities you'll never see on screen / Not very pretty but we sure know how to run free."

Honestly, all of Lorde's lyrics make more connections to my own life than those from any other artist out there. Minus Lady Gaga, even most of my favorite singers don't write lyrics that I can completely connect with: Lana Del Rey is always singing about loving someone and dropping it like its hot with her full-time daddy, Marina and the Diamonds pens a bunch of songs about a girl with a broken heart... I like their music so much, but Lorde completely relates to me in so many different ways.

A combination of "Team" and all of the tracks from The Love Club EP have made me so excited for Pure Heroine, and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. If it can live up to The Love Club EP, I'm sure I could easily consider it a five-star album.

1 comment

  1. It is overwhelming how good this song is!! I did not know about her, before, and am so glad I found this site as it seems we have very similar taste in music:)
    Thank you!!


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