While Lorde was attacked by Miley Cyrus' fans on Twitter last week for taking the #1 spot on the US iTunes chart, critics are raving about her soon to be released debut album Pure Heroine.
Pure Heroine has been available as a special pre-release stream via her MTV Artist Page since Monday for her overseas fans and critics and fans are already stepping up to crown the 16-year-old singer the queen of nouveau pop.
"For so long, pop music has been this super-shameful thing, where people don't want to be associated with it, they want to be on Pitchfork," Lorde (a.k.a. Ella Yelich-O'Connor) told MTV News this past August. "But the way I see it, pop music doesn't have to be stupid, and alternative music doesn't have to be boring; you can mesh the two together and make something cool."
And that is exactly what Lorde has done with her debut album, replete with insanely catchy jams like "Tennis Court," "Team" and "Royals," the track that saw Lorde become the first woman to top Billboard's Alternative Songs Chart in 17 years.
Lorde just recently gave her first ever New Zealand TV interview and has been announced as one of the headlining acts at next year's Laneway Festival.
Pure Heroine is out on Friday, September 27 in New Zealand and on September 30 in the US.
Lorde Pure Heroine track list:
1. Tennis Court
2. 400 Lux
5. Buzzcut Season
7. Glory And Gore
8. Still Sane
9. White Teeth Teens
10. A World Alone
source: data archive