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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 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. ...