Listen to These 5 Songs to Celebrate 23 Years of Lorde

Today, the New Zealand vocalist celebrates her birthday.

Today, the New Zealand pop wunderkind Lorde turns 23. Known for her impeccable vocal skills and special emotional touch, the theatrical performing artist is always pushing the boundaries on the traditions of pop. To properly ring in another year of Melodrama, celebrate the singer-songwriter with a toast to a soundtrack of our five favorite Lorde songs.

1. “Supercut” 

Showcasing Lorde’s impressive vocal abilities and fresh cadence, this cinematic track is sure to put you in all the proper feels. 

2. “Love Club” 

This chill house track was released in 2013 and was one of her first singles. It describes her ambivalence towards a clique she’s a part of. But any group that Lorde is in, is a great group to be a part of.

3. “Team” 

A lot of Lorde’s songs describe her group and their communal experiences. While it is never made clear who is actually a part of her group it could be inferred that her songs are an invitation into the coveted group. Team describes her experience being a part of an actual team: “We live in cities you’ll never see onscreen / Not very pretty, but we sure know how to run things /Livin’ in ruins of a palace within my dreams / And you know we’re on each other’s team.”
4. “Green Light”

Lorde isn’t waiting for anyone with this art pop anthem. It’s full speed ahead from here!

5. “Royals”

And of course, we must reminisce on the melody that got Lorde onto the radars of all, “Royals”. This song will forever hold a special place in pop culture’s musical history and goes down as one of the most played song in history. Happy birthday, Lorde!

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