A catchy hook, an infectious chant: an earworm is a simple thing. Writing one, however, is not. Here’s why earworms are so effective – and hard to create.
It wasn’t easy for musicians to be openly feminist – or, indeed, to be openly women. But right from the start, they’ve been there...
Lorde’s debut album, ‘Pure Heroine’, is full of pop songs that play like critiques of pop songs. Its dark, minimalist sound recalibrated pop music.
The New Zealand-based pop superstar has achieved international fame and acclaim with the albums Pure Heroine and Melodrama, as well as songs like 'Royals,' 'Tennis Court,' and 'Green Light.'
“Teenage Dream” was a song that defined a decade, in honor of the single (and album’s) tenth anniversary, here are five artists on song’s influence.
At once a surrender and a farewell to adolescent emotions, ‘Melodrama’ renders Lorde’s fears and desires as vividly detailed as her portrait on the album’s cover.
The virtual festival will air on a pop-up channel from 24 to 28 June to mark what would have been Glastonbury's 50th anniversary.
“I am truly jazzed for you to hear the new music”, the singer said in an update for her fans.
Some artists toil their whole careers to make a classic album, while others hit it straight out of the gate, here are some young musicians who got it right.
The past decade saw a breakdown in genres, conventions, musical borders and barriers to entry… as the best albums of the 2010s prove.
From former child stars to internet sensations, these young female pop stars are the next generation of players to create a new pop narrative.
A preternaturally gifted songwriter who upended pop music and spawned countless emulators: Lorde is musically akin to Tori Amos in more ways than one.
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From iconic outfits to poignant moments, these are the best BRIT Awards live performances have helped make the ceremony an essential watch each year.
Other notable acts include The Chemical Brothers, Imagine Dragons, New Order, Manic Street Preachers, MGMT and Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats.