Pure Heroine debuts

Lorde released her new album, Pure Heroine, on September 27.

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Lorde released her new album, Pure Heroine, on September 27.

Julia Vastano, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

About two months ago in a dance class I heard a song that stopped me in my tracks: “Royals” by Lorde.

When I got home, out of curiosity I googled the song and the name to see what would come up. Flurries of reviews and reports filled my screen as Lorde is a 16-year-old pop star from New Zealand.

Interviews and articles from big names like Teen Vogue and MTV grabbed my attention while her music took hold.

I logged onto iTunes, and again searched the name. Her EP, Loveclub along with a few other songs popped up. Immediately, I was hooked on the haunting lyrics and strong bass.

On September 30 I repeated this. Only this time I discovered off of her Twitter account that a new album, Pure Heroine had been released.

Before I had even listened to the music I was jittery with anticipation. All of her lyrics from the EP were so relatable; she was just a product of suburbia dealing with troubles with friends, boys and dreams for her future.

I found that this still rings true on her album.

Every song describes her struggles; from “A World Alone” describing what its like to be an outcast, to “400 Lux” elevating the excitement from a party, almost every line is something that anyone has felt.

However, the actual music is a bit disappointing as all of her songs sound a lot alike. The lyrics may be amazing, but it is somewhat hard to distinguish between songs.

This isn’t a reason to stop buying her music, but perhaps on her next outing Lorde will venture out a bit more.