This rising Swedish electropop sensation is taking her catchy hooks and bubblegum sweetness all over North America on the Melodrama World Tour with Lorde and Run the Jewels this month.
All of us at The New Nine have some pretty eclectic music taste, so album of the year can be difficult. Since the year is now coming to an end, our contributors weigh-in on their top albums of the year.
Robinson’s song “Don’t You Forget About Me” is one of the loveliest songs I’ve heard. The light piano and her haunting vocals will play on and on in your mind. The video already has over a million streams.
I’m constantly reminded of Lorde’s break onto the music scene. Her anthem “Royals” was catchy and beautiful in it’s simplicity, but more than that it emphasized something that is so rare in music. The song is about the lack of wealth and more importantly, the lack of even the desire for wealth. The only songs that sell are songs about love and partying, but here was Lorde parading the opposite. Even her appearance, her wild hair and dramatic facial features are the opposite of the hoards of blonde models that dominate the pop charts. Lorde was the weird girl at your high school that should never have been famous.