The moody sad-girl music we’ve waited for from Lorde is finally here with “Stoned at the Nail Salon” — a heartsick ballad about the fleeting memories of self-identity, love, and adolescence as one grows into adulthood… fuck.
For those who didn’t like “Solar Power” because it was ‘too happy,’ this one’s for you:
’Cause all the music you loved at sixteen you’d grew out of
And all the times they will change, it’ll all come around
Ella O’Connor returns with the second single to her upcoming third studio album, Solar Power, and holy shit, has she delivered the heavy material…
In an era of pop music where artists take inspiration and creative liberties from Lorde’s earlier, moody discography: Pure Heroine and Melodrama — she changed things up and got happy on them.
As a long-time Lorde ‘stan’ since her breakout EP, The Love Club, her debut album, Pure Heroine, — and of course, “Royals” and later “Team” — reached the mainstream in late summer 2013, I was in eager anticipation of this new Lorde era. …