Lorde

Lorde Blew Off Grammy Performance Over Snub; Carried Her Own Feminist Message

Lorde was wearing more than a gown at the Grammys last night. A secret message containing a radical feminist essay was sewn into the hem of her dress. She says it explains why she didn’t wear a white rose. So why did she refuse to perform? Lorde was protesting in other ways as well. She was fuming over a Grammy snub. The New Zealand singer ditched the white rose, symbolizing the Time’s Up movement, worn by the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Pink and Lana Del Rey....

Lorde, Charli XCX Lead NME Awards With Four Noms Each; Vote Here!

Lorde and Charli XCX look like they’re ready to own the 2018 VO5 NME Awards. They’ve each been nominated four times, with both competing for Best Track. Dua Lipa received three nods; Best British Solo Artist and Best Track and Best Video for “New Rules.” Alt-J, Kasabian, Wolf Alice, The 1975, The xx and Bastille will battle it out for Best British Band. Haim, The National, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Paramore and Migos were all nominated in the Best International Band category. Kasabian, Stormzy, Royal Blood, LCD Soundsystem and Liam Gallagher will go head to head with Lorde for Best Live Act. ...

Lorde Pop Music Spiral Confirmed by New Song ‘Perfect Places’ (listen)

Lorde has released her promised song, “Perfect Places,” a dreamy ballad that confirms her spiral into pop music. The song is from her widely anticipated sophomore album Melodrama. Say goodbye to indie-rock. Her debut album, 2013’s Pure Heroine was an international success. The album’s indie-rock vibe was a refreshing change from homogenized pop of singers like Ariana Grande, Katy Perry,Taylor Swift and others. ...

Lorde Teases New Song Release; Talks Breakup Tunes on New Album

Lorde, the New Zealand singing sensation, is teaseing plans to drop a new song on Friday (June 6) from her widely anticipated sophomore album Melodrama. Her debut album, 2013’s Pure Heroine was an international success. Lorde, real name Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, shared some lyrics to the track with her 4.8 million Twitter followers last night (May 30) on Twitter ....

Alternative Rock Crown Slips; Lorde More Pop, Less Filling (watch!)

Lorde, who broke all the rules with her debut studio album, Pure Heroine, appears to be falling back in line with her latest set, Melodrama. Her two new songs, “Green Light” and “Liability,” veer into pop commercialism. Lorde broke out with her debut single “Royals,” a powerful ballad that made a strong statement about social inequality and the pursuit of crass commercialism. But the Queen of Alternative Rock may be having her Bob Dylan moment...

Lorde Plays the Seductress in New Disclosure ‘Magnets’ Video (watch!)

Lorde, the wildly popular New Zealand singer, has ditched her androgynous clothes for a slinky gown to play the seductress in a new video by English electronic music duo Disclosure. Same voice, same style, but totally different look. The video ends, however, with a decided twist that meshes completely with Lorde’s ball busting feminism....

Lorde Sings Haunting Hunger Games Mockingjay Song (Listen!)

New Zealand singing sensation Lorde has released her track from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” a haunting tune that’s designed to “get inside the head” of lead character Katniss Everdeen. Lorde, real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor, released the song this morning (Sept. 29) on YouTube. The movie, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth , Elizabeth Banks and Donald Sutherland, opens in the United States on Nov. 14. ...

Lorde, Back to Form at Brisbane Riverstage on Aussie Tour (video!)

Lorde earned solid reviews for her performance at Riverstage last night (July 20) in Brisbane, Australia, working her way through all 13 songs from her new album Pure Heroine without a hitch, unlike her stop in Perth, July 5. The New Zealand teen singing sensation was called “a commanding presence, a force to be reckoned with,” by The Sydney Morning Herald after her July 15 stop in Melbourne, Australia. ...

Lorde Latest Singer to Fall Ill on Tour; Vomits on Stage (video)

Lorde, the teenage New Zealand singing sensation, has become the latest singer to fall ill in the face of heavy tour schedule. She bailed on her concert in Perth, Australia today (July 5) just 25 minutes into her set. Lorde, like most pop stars, has been working almost non-stop while on tour, which includes traveling through several time zones. Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Lady Gaga have all suffered from illness or bouts of exhaustion on the road. ...

Lorde Makes History: NYC Debut at Roseland Ballroom (video, photos)

Lorde, the New Zealand pop sensation who stormed the charts last year with her hit song “Royals,” seemed a fitting opening act for the Roseland Ballroom’s final month as a concert venue. Lorde, 17, one of music’s hottest up-and-coming artists, made her New York City debut at the ballroom, making her one of the last acts in its 58-year history. Lady Gaga, a native New Yorker, will close out the venue with seven shows, starting March 28 through April 7....

Selena Gomez: I’m Supporting Lorde, Even If She Does’t Like Me

Selena Gomez was dissed mightily by New Zealand pop sensation Lorde along with several other singers, including Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber. But Selena isn't getting mad, she’s killing her with kindness. Lorde, 17, was asked to comment about her contemporaries in a recent Rolling Stone interview and she didn't mince words....

Lorde Sends Fans Present; Debuts New Song ‘No Better’ (listen!)

Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor, better known as New Zealand teen singing sensation Lorde released a new single today, her third since her groundbreaking hit “Royals.” Titled “No Better,” it’s a sing-speaky, almost rap style peon to the long, hot days of summer. Apparently down New Zealand way the summers can be brutally hot....

Lorde Finds Teen Spirit Slumming in New ‘Team’ Video (watch!)

Lorde, the latest teen pop sensation from New Zealand, continues to fashion herself as a working class hero in her latest video for her song “Team,” about a close-knit group of kids living on the decaying fringes of a major industrial city. The video is equal parts post-apocalyptic vision and modern-day teen alienation....