Lorde - "The Love Club"
At twenty, I pat myself on the back for doing laundry instead of just buying new towels when all of mine are dirty. Meanwhile, Ella Yelich-O’Connor is busy with her first international tour, an EP that’s currently double-platinum in Australia, and oh, did I mention she’s only sixteen? You probably wouldn’t know it after hearing all of the soul Lorde manages to pack into her hit single “Royals”, but Miss Yelich-O’Connor isn’t even out of high school yet.
The Love Club EP is an obvious testament to her talent, showcasing songs that she wrote both the music and lyrics to herself, and her first full-length album Pure Heroine is marked for release this September. I’m always on the lookout for bright new female musicians, and I can tell that Lorde’s work will most likely end up holding my gaze for a very long time. I can’t wait to see what she’s got in store.