Sunday, August 18, 2013

"Baby I'll Rule, Let Me Live That Fantasy"

Can't say I thought I'd ever post a track from a 16 year old pop sensation from New Zealand, but in a world where the internet makes everyone a next door neighbor, nothing is out of the ordinary anymore. Enter Ella Yelich-O'Connor aka Lorde, who found a way to get The Weeknd's attention with her Alternative Billboard chart topping single Royals. Check the original before passing Go and collecting your $200...

Not gonna lie, she kinda resembled Fergie in that video. Looks aside, she's got a mystique about her that far exceeds her age. The hook on Royals finds a way to be memorable, which is more than half the battle. Lyrically she'll appeal to teens and capture the big city demographic with Hollywood dripped lyrics like...
"But every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom
Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room
We don't care, no we don't, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams
But everybody's like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece.
Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
We don't care, oh no, we aren't caught up in your love affair"
Oh and if you're expecting a significant vocal contribution from The Weeknd, check those expectations at the door. The remix is noticeable different because it embodies The Weeknd's usual synth driven sound. Still, the key takeaway here is watch out for Lorde, she's won over the hearts of the big US cities, which means she's on the verge of stardom with her upcoming debut album Pure Heroine...#Lorde

Lorde – Royals (The Weeknd Remix)


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