Have You Heard This Yet?… Lorde

As far as I can gather form the scant amount of information about this girl is that she’s still in school, and she’s possibly only 16. Which makes me weirdly emotional (and bitter), as most supremely talented 16 year olds do. But it also makes me happy that this kind of maturity in music can come at such a young age.

Lyrically she’s pretty marvelous, far beyond her years – just have a listen to Royals. What 16 year old do you know that’s not only unaffected by the kind of lifestyle portrayed to be the pinnacle but also has the wherewithal to write so elegantly about just being a regular person counting your last few dollars (euro!) on the way to that party you were just invited to?

Vocally, she’s somewhat like Robyn. But I’m not going to go on comparing her to others. Just give it a go, I promise you’ll love it.

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