Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New Music: Lorde's "Team"

Damn, this kid is unstoppably catchy. 16 year-old (!) Ella Yelich-O’Connor, otherwise known as rising pop star Lorde, has just released the follow-up single to her wildfire first hit "Royals," and let me tell you - eight listens later, it's just as shamelessly addictive as her first radio hit. While the teenager's first edgy pop single was orchestrated by a dark beat and harmonic layers of her smoky vocals, "Team," written for her loved ones back home in New Zealand, is a more melodic and upbeat number which promises to be the fall friendship anthem for enthusiastic new fans. With a clap beat and lots of sunny synth, Lorde's attractive vocals are (again) completely on point and hardly indicative of her young age - and consistent goodies like these tell me we can all look forward to the rest of Pure Heroine's track listing.

Pick up her debut album on September 27 (on Universal).

PS. Today, this post about a New Zealand artist, goes out to my friend Joanna - who is currently missing in New Zealand and I'm hoping will be returned safely to her family soon. She's part of my "team," and she's in my heart.

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