BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Nov 12, 2014
Still not sure about the technical differences between a remix and a rework, but Kanye has done the latter to Lorde’s first single off of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I soundtrack that she both contributed to and curated. The New Zealand teen’s sparky “Yellow Flicker Beat” that was released earlier this fall, has been reduced to “Flicker,” but the haunting synths are even more absorbing. I’d say it’s the culinary kind of reduction that makes a sauce thicker. Read More
After four weeks of posting mysterious pictures of lyrics online, Lorde finally released her new single “Yellow Flicker Beat” for the soundtrack to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.
Lorde’s voice is as haunting as ever when she sings, “I’m a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm/ And the scars that mark my body/ They’re silver and gold” She wrote on her Tumblr, “It's my first offering from what I hope will be a soundtrack you love. It's my attempt at getting inside her head, Katniss. I hope you like it. Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Jul 31, 2014
Lorde is once again proving that she is as royal as her name (and her Grammy award-winning single) suggest. It’s just been announced that the singer is set to release the lead single, as well as curate the soundtrack, for Mockingjay - Part 1, the first film of the final installment of the Hunger Games trilogy.
The 17-year old singer/songwriter commented that compiling the soundtrack and working with all of the artists involved was a challenging and unique experience. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Apr 11, 2014
Last night was one of those moments in music history you'll always wish you'd been there for. Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility by R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe. An all-female lineup, Lorde, St. Vincent, Kim Gordon, and Joan Jett, joined Nirvana to cover their biggest hits. On top of that, the event was open to the public in New York City for the first time. And yes, that is an accordion in bassist Krist Novoselic's hands. Read More
BY kelsey haight
on Apr 02, 2014
Lorde learned a lesson last year after criticizing some of her fellow pop stars Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez for having “unfeminist lyrics” or for being too “unobtainable and flawless.” It's safe to say that Lorde wasn’t trying to be catty or harsh, and seems more like the kind of girl who was more interested in holding people accountable and reminding us that celebrities aren’t perfect. We know she has definitely changed her tune since hanging out with Taylor Swift and many rumors of their blooming bromance. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Mar 30, 2014
Ok, so this is pretty much gold.
"Royals" gets an overhaul by three women of color actresses--Tess Paras, Haneefah Wood and Ayana Hampton--who use the song to comment on typecasting and representation in Hollywood. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Mar 28, 2014
In case you've been lucky enough to evade the ignorance displayed by the total idiots who shared shockingly casual racist comments about Lorde's boyfriend James Lowe, good for you. Just to give you and idea of this bullshit, when you being to type "Lorde's boyfriend" into Google, one of the top suggestions is "Lorde's boyfriend is ugly." DO PEOPLE HAVE NO HEARTS? We think they're pretty cute. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Mar 22, 2014
The weather is heating up again, and so are things for the young pop star. Lorde is the first female artist ever to dominate Billboard adult album alternative airplay with two songs. "Team" follows the New Zealander's quadruple-platinum hit from last summer, "Royals." "Team" made it to #6 on Billboard's Hot 100, and her debut album Pure Heroine has sold over a million copies in the U.S. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Mar 03, 2014
If you haven't caught on to the a cappella buzz, or haven't seen Pitch Perfect, you must live under some weird, music-less rock. A cappella is no longer the awkward barber shop quartet of your nightmares, but a thriving community of incredible singers and performers channelling their talents into unaccompanied music. Using only the human voice, groups create dynamic soundscapes that sound near magical -- so magical you have to continually remind yourself no instruments were involved. Read More
BY Sandi Esposito
on Dec 05, 2013
Flavorwire delivers a healthy dose of diversity with its spot-on list of the Most Fascinating People of 2013. An inspiring reminder that game-changers still exist within the mainstream, the list includes sub cultural icons such as riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna and barrier-defying Orange is the New Black actress Laverne Cox.
The list feels fresh and evokes a universal sense of gratitude for this year’s trail blazing artists. With all the media attention that surrounds celebrities, take a moment to appreciate the work of budding feminist Lorde. Read More