Written for Kurrent Music
Published June 2nd 2017
I always try to let some time pass before blogging about the same artist again, but some artists keep releasing really good stuff in between my blogs. I’m so well impressed by Lorde’s latest efforts. She’s just announced “Perfect Places” as her latest single. It will be released on June 16th, so it’s a little bit of a wait, but she’s already uploaded the audio to her YouTube channel and, again, it is a really great track.
I’m a sucker for a good beat. You can argue if the drums really make a track or not, or that it’s just supposed to support and lead the rest of the instruments instead of being the main ingredient of a song, but I like it prominently loud. And Lorde’s “Perfect Places” has got a great beat. The rest of the song is electronic, which is also good in my book.
Like most of her music right now, she’s written the song from her own perspective. It’s got the distinctive low notes and half notes that make her stand out from the rest. She could’ve easily taken the fully alternative road with her music and vocals, and go to a bit of a dark side. She’s got the voice and the look for it, but I love the fact that she’s got some positivity in her vibe, despite the fact that her album is called “Melodrama”.