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Album’s Singles Review: Lorde “Pure Heroine”

“Pure Heroine” is the first album of Lorde, despite releasing an EP prior. The album is a great album with its electro pop and trip hop sounds on it. Lorde also showcased her beautifully dark voice. It went on to become a successful record after selling millions of copies worldwide. The album was a success in rock charts, despite not being a real rock album.

Royals
“Royals” was released as the first single from the album which was great choice. The song became very known for referencing avoiding the superstar way of life. It is an electropop song with R&B beats on it. It became globally successful worldwide, but a surprise “rock” hit in America reaching number 1, despite not sounding rock.
Rate: 9.5 out of 10

Tennis Court
“Tennis Court” was released as second single, and a simple beautiful song with its simple beat and verses. I love the combination of pop, electronic, trip hop, and R&B in this song. The song entered music charts but not as successful as “Royals”. It went to top 10 in rock charts though. The music video shows Lorde in a plain background with some creepy facial expressions.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

Team
“Team” is the third single from “Pure Heroine”. It also served as her second most successful single from the album after charting in numerous countries, including the top 10 in America. The song is more upbeat than “Royals” with darker beats and vocals. The intro reminds me of “American Life” by Madonna, and the lyrics is a good way to pay tribute to where she came from.
Rate: 9.5 out of 10

No Better
“No Better” was released as a promotional single and did not received a widespread release. It is the lightest single released from the album.
Rate: 8.5 out of 10

Glory and Gore
“Glory and Gore” is the last single from “Pure Heroine”. It is a good electro pop song with dark vocals, wordings, and sound. Despite the low sound, it can be considered her darkest single being released.
Rate: 8.75 out of 10

Credits: Billboard / OCC / Wikipedia

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