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Pure Heroine

February 6, 2014

Ella Yelich-O'Connor was a normal girl living in New Zealand with dreams of becoming a singer. In 2012, just weeks after her 16th birthday, she released an original song called "Royals" under the name Lorde.  Two years later, Lorde has become one of the most talked about artists in pop music, and just last week she won two Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.  Her latest album, Pure Heroine, has topped the charts for weeks, so I thought I would give it a listen.  And, I LOVE IT! 

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This album consists of 10 songs all written by Lorde.  Each track is so different from the song before it, which keeps things interesting.  What I love about this album is that she actually writes her own music, and you can hear in her voice how much the lyrics mean to her.  Few current pop singers still write their music, and this really makes Lorde stand out. 

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My favorite song from this album is the first track, Tennis Court.  It has a great beat, and the lyrics are so awesome.  Lorde basically talks about how she won't let popularity and material things control her.  Fame isn't as great as it seems, and Lorde knows this for sure.  Her music is relatable because she's a young artist (17 years old) and she sings how she feels! If you haven't already checked this album out, I would definitely recommend it because I love every single song on it! I can't wait to hear more music from Lorde! 

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