MP3: Lorde – “Royals”

February 18, 2013 1 comment



I’ve been listening and loving Lorde ever since Lydia over at Sunset in the Rearview shared her with me. New Zealand’s Lorde has the kind of huge vocals that will make you stop and listen, which is something not to be taken lightly in this time when we are bombarded with a constant and unending stream of social media flooding our phones, our eyes and our ears everyday. Her sound has the unique funk of Alex Winston and the attitude of M.I.A.. Did I mention she is only 16 years old? Four years ago, Universal found a video of her singing and sought out her parents and 12 year old Lorde (government name Ella). Her talent is undeniable. Listen to her standout “Royals” below and stream more songs of hers on SoundCloud (trust – don’t miss her vocal performance on “Bravado”).