Reasons To Love Lorde

Lorde emerged on the scene with her Pure Heroine album release in September of 2013. Since then she has done everything but slow down. Lorde is definitely the poster child for weirdos but I’m so into it and here’s why.

First and foremost, this cover is everything.

Lorde recently covered Jeremih’s Don’t Tell ‘Em, it’s absolutely amazing and the video totally showcases her weirdness.

She wrote Yellow Flicker Beat for The Mockingjay: Part 1

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She also oversaw the organization of the entire soundtrack album and contributed vocals to several of its songs. How awesome is that? Not to mention she recently totally fangirl-ed out on J.Law at the premiere of The Mockingjay: Part 1. God, I love her.

She’s young and did we mention, rich

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Lorde recently turned 18, yes 18, and is estimated to be worth $11 million smack-a-roos.

She is talented

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Lorde grew up listening to artists such as Etta James and Otis Redding. Her influences in music are about as complex as her songs; Lana Del Rey, James Blake, Yeasayer, Animal Collective, Kanye West, and Prince.

Lorde reminds us that there is true talent out there. Sure, there is some auto tuning involved to create the unusualness that is Lorde but she brings such soul and heart to her music unlike some of the chart toppers we hear today.

She is friends with T.Swift and loyal AF

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Recently, DJ Diplo (I literally just googled him because I had no idea who he was) tweeted, “Someone should make a kickstarter to get Taylor Swift a booty”. Naturally, T.Swift’s army went on the attack via Twitter but it was Lorde who laid the finally smackdown on DJ Dipshit. Lorde tweeted, “should we do something about your tiny penis while we’re at it”. Ouch!

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She rocks curly hair like no ones business

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My hair is stick straight compared to Lorde’s but I’ve been friends with enough girls with curly hair to know that sometimes they wish it was anything but. Lorde truly owns her locks and makes straight haired girls everywhere a bit jealous. It’s crazy, voluminous and likely “full of secrets”.

She’s curvy 

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In a world full of photoshop and thin models, Lorde owns her curvaceous hips in outfits that totally flatter her figure. Her 90’s style is on point and she clearly has an amazing wardrobe full of crop tops.

She’s brutally honest 

Lorde isn’t afraid to speak her mind and frankly, I think it’s a great quality to see in someone so young. Lorde has been categorized as being very outspoken but I think her perspective is spot on, especially on peer Selena Gomez.

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She has self confidence 

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I mean hello, she calls herself a queen. Man, I really need some of that confidence. I’m over here like “ya, I’m a princess… just kidding, I’m that awkward serf that no one knows about”.

She let’s her freak flag fly

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Lorde is a little strange but that’s just who she is. Her signature monster hand movements oddly work with her dark and eery voice. Her performances aren’t all about sex appeal and glitter, it’s her, a few lights, some smoke and her monster hands that pop open and shut with the beat. Her signature move is somewhat freaky and seizure like but she owns it and therefore, it’s okay by me.

Erin Jean

Erin Jean is a Boston based smart mouth who lives in suburbia with her kick-ass husband, yes you read that correctly, I'm a married woman, people! She graduated from Endicott College in 2010 with a degree in Contemporary Journalism. She loves tattoos, writing, and slush (it’s an addiction people). When she is not working for the man, she is riding on the back of motorcycles, online shopping, and reminiscing about her younger years. A typical week consists of watching too much Bad Girls Club, mentally preparing for a zombie apocalypse, and trying to get a body like Mila Kunis (please insert laughter here). Feel free to stalk her life via pictures @mrsbadnews13 or on twitter @erinlissa

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