ok my last post on Lorde’s new album

(Disclaimer: it’s definitely not, but if the title drew you in, kudos to me)

Lorde’s new album is about going thru a breakup, but it’s about so much more too. She took a really difficult experience, a heartbreak, and made it into something that she ultimately learned and benefited from. It’s about coming thru things as a stronger person, and learning about yourself, how to take care of yourself, and ultimately LOVING yourself. This is probably one of the hardest things to do (for some people? for most people?), or at least it is for me, because we are our own worst critics.

I love her as an artist for so many reasons, because she has a very firm, original sense of style and she just owns it. How she dresses, how she speaks and sings, how she looks, what her face does when she’s performing, how she dances…. But I also love her as an artist because she’s so close to me in age, and her songs and experiences are relatable to my own. She writes eloquently and poetically, but very brutally honestly about the things she’s going through at her different ages. Each album is kind of a frozen frame in time of a particular period. Her first album, Pure Heroine, covered the teenage years. Melodrama is about figuring out your place in the world as a young adult, after leaving the confines of school, leaving your parents’ side, and finding stability after significant relationships end, that is, finding stability and peace with yourself.

Perfect Places

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Hard feelings

Good lines from this song…. These aren’t my words, but God (or should I say Lorde) are they relatable.

 

let’s give it a minute before we admit that we’re through

cause I remember the rush, when forever was us

when you’ve outgrown a lover, the whole world knows but you

loved you every single day, made me weak, it was real for me, yup, real for me. Now I’ll fake it every single day til I don’t need fantasy

But I still remember everything… I’ll start letting go of little things, til I’m so far away from you

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yourself

In the end, people will always disappoint you. Everyone will leave. People are unpredictable.  The only sure thing in life that you can count on is yourself.

I just thought of this because I have lost friends and lost touch with people who I thought would always be such a central part of my life, and then sometimes nothing really dramatic or striking happened, we just sort of grew apart. So this is a reminder to be comfortable with yourself first before anyone else.

Liability (live)

“it really felt like me against the world, I was really isolated from people, and lonely, and I wrote this song about how you have to, kind of, learn to be your own best mate…You gotta work it out, because everyone else is probably gonna leave you at some point, if we want to get real goth, but you’ll always be there for yourself.”

And a higher quality of just the song, because it’s so good: Liability again