LORDE "pure heroine"
i guess you guys have all heard the very good single "royals" by now...
well, this album follows the same formula as that single...
lots of sparse instrumentation, almost as sparse as Portishead at times,
but the melodies are more catchy...not that the album is an instant
hit, i think it will take time to absorb all of what is going on here, but
if you like the lead-off single you WILL like this album, the third link i have
posted is my favourite track thus-so-far from the album...
album rating(on initial play) 1.7
from tha album:
LORDE BIOGRAPHY FROM WIKIPEDIA
(born 7 November 1996), known by her stage name Lorde
is a New Zealand singer-songwriter
. She released her first EP, The Love Club EP
, in March 2013 and her first single, "Royals
", in June 2013. The artist's début album, Pure Heroine
, was released on September 27, 2013.
2013: The Love Club EP and Pure Heroine
Officially released digitally in March 2013 and on CD in May 2013, The Love Club EP
features five songs, including the number one hit "Royals
". On 27 May 2013, "Royals" was covered on national television on the New Zealand version of The X Factor
by all-girl group Gap 5, mentored by Melanie Blatt
"Royals" débuted as a single at number 1 on the New Zealand Top 40
on 15 March 2013 and remained in the top position for three weeks.
In the U.S. it peaked at number 3 on the Hot 100 and number 1 on both the Alternative charts (making Lorde the first female artist since Tracy Bonham to reach the top) and number 1 on the Rock charts, making her the first female artist to top the charts as a lead singer.
On 8 May 2013, The Love Club EP
débuted in the number 2 position on the album chart. In August 2013, Lorde became the first woman to top the Billboard Alternative Songs
chart in the United States since Tracy Bonham
Following the release of "Royals" in the United States in June 2013, 85,000 copies were sold during a single week in July. In a subsequent interview, Lorde stated, "I had a sneaking suspicion that it might do all right".
The "Tennis Court" single was released in New Zealand on 8 June 2013.
The Tennis Court EP
was released digitally in the UK on 7 June (due to the timezone difference) and physically on 22 June.
It was played during the BBC Sport
coverage of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles final
. On 14 June 2013, Yelich-O'Connor's second single "Tennis Court" débuted at number 1 on the New Zealand Top 40 singles chart. In the same week, she also became the first New Zealand artist to simultaneously have four songs in the top 20 tracks of the New Zealand Top 40
. Previously, Titanium
held this record with three songs.
Yelich-O'Connor was the replacement for Frank Ocean
, who cancelled because of illness, at the 2013 Splendour in the Grass festival
. She was contacted on 26 July 2013, the Friday immediately prior to the weekend of the festival, while she was in attendance at a party with friends in Auckland, New Zealand. As Lorde, Yelich-O'Connor performed before 10,000 people in northern Byron Bay, Australia, where the festival is based as of 2013.
On 12 August 2013, Yelich-O'Connor announced on her Twitter
profile that her début album Pure Heroine
would be released on in the US on 30 September 2013.
The release of the album was preceded by an advertising campaign which saw lyrics to her songs displayed in buses, shop windows and even sent via fax machine
to media outlets.
In September 2013, Yelich-O'Connor and co-writer Joel Little
were shortlisted for the 2013 Silver Scroll Award
for "Royals"—the award honours outstanding achievements in the writing of original New Zealand pop music songs.
In a recent episode of 3rd Degree from TV3
, Yelich-O'Connor revealed that she had declined an offer from singer Katy Perry
as a supporting act on her world tour.
Her cover of Tears for Fears
' hit song 'Everybody Wants to Rule the World' appeared on the soundtrack for film Hunger Games: Catching Fire