According to the critics, Lorde is a true, original artist. Having celebrated poet as a mother, she was introduced to the works of Ezra Pound, Raymond Carver, T.S.Eliot and Sylvia Plath early on. She was an ardent reader which encouraged her to take up writing herself at a young age of 13. Her artistic and poetic preferences are evident from her name – Lorde. With her real name being Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, she was greatly fascinated with aristocracy and royals; hence deciding to call herself Lorde. While growing up she listened to the music of The Smiths, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young and Etta James, who ended up being her early influences. A gifted artist, she signed with Universal at 13 and since then there has been no looking back for her.
Poetic influence enriched with nutritious musical diet nurtured Lorde’s talent and helped her establish strong lyrical and melodic footing. Training in electronica, art pop and minimal genres, she came up with her first EP in 2013, titled “The Love Club”. Despite having an experimental approach, the EP was a huge hit in her hometown New Zealand and made it to the music charts. It produced hit tracks like Bravado and Royals. The former was inspired by Kanye West’s song, “Dark Fantasy”. Royals proved to be a jackpot for Lorde as it placed her on the international map. Critically acclaimed for its meaningful lyrics, the song clinched number one position on the Billboard 100, making her the first New Zealander to have a single top the US charts. The very song earned the superstar her first Grammy Award. According to Lorde, she thought that the song might do “alright” and the unforeseen success shocked both her parents.
In September 2013, Lorde came out with her debut album “Pure Heroine”. Critiqued to be “honest and addictive”, the record topped Billboard Rock and Alternative Albums charts, clinching third spot on the Billboard 200. Her striking vocals and thought provoking lyrics have earned the album commercial success. It produced hits like “Tennis Court” which has a dark, pop sound to it and “Ribs” that’s lauded for Lorde’s powerful vocals. Legendary musician, Elton John praised her efforts for the album and called Tennis Court as “one of the most beautiful and touching songs on earth.” She has also been complimented by her peers, with David Bowe and Katy Perry stating that Lorde’s music is like listening to tomorrow.
Recently she took the Grammys’ stage where her performance was watched by approximately 28 million people. The final note was received by a thunderous applause, establishing Lorde as a phenomenal performer as well. Now the star is performing in sold out arenas and Lorde tickets are recording massive sales. Her live concerts create an electrifying ambiance with the crowd singing along with her, swaying glowing sticks and the diva herself, standing on the dark stage under a bank of spotlights crooning in her richly hushed voice. So are you ready to catch Lorde 2015 tickets set the stage ablaze. Don’t miss her upcoming concerts.