DNA Magazine - - MUSIC REVIEWS -

You know you’re lis­ten­ing to a new gen­er­a­tion when the word iPhone gets dropped into a song for spe­cial ef­fect. With a voice not far re­moved from Birdy, but with sounds that are both ra­dio-friendly and repeat-play-friendly, 17-year-old Lorde’s al­bum has al­ready flashed the world’s charts. While there’s some­thing of a same­ness to the mu­sic (splut­ter­ing revved up trip-hop), Lorde’s feisty teen spirit matches her di­sheveled locks. The big ques­tion is whether she’s a one trick pony, or can stretch her­self for a ca­reer that out­lasts her teen years. At the mo­ment, though, she’s the Kiwi queen of indie pop so maybe we should fo­cus on this ad­dic­tive fix of Pure Hero­ine.

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