Can Lorde Cut It? We’ll See October 1

Lorde, the first female to top the Billboard alt-rock singles charts in 17 years, has her work cut out for her. Sure, “Royals” is a brilliant song.  But one hit does not a career make.  Does this 16 year-old from New Zealand have more to offer?

We’ll find out October 1 when her first full-length, Pure Heroine, is released in North America.  Here’s the tracklisting.

1. Tennis Court

2. 400 Lux

3. Royals

4. Ribs

5. Buzzcut Season

6. Team

7. Glory And Gore

8. Still Sane

9. White Teeth Teens

10. A World Alone

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Can Lorde Cut It? We’ll See October 1

  • August 20, 2013 at 5:45 am
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    Her entire album could bomb, never have another hit song, and she will STILL be remembered as a better artist than Avril and Justin combined!

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  • August 20, 2013 at 1:18 pm
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    I'm floored by the intelligence of "Royals". This is the first real voice of the children of Generation X, and what's their message…? Completely rejecting the decadence and shallowness of the Millennials.

    Maybe popular culture has some hope after all.

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