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.
A preternaturally gifted songwriter who upended pop music and spawned countless emulators: Lorde is musically akin to Tori Amos in more ways than one.
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.
Either as songwriters or performers, these musicians fit the criteria of Great American Songbook standards, with memorable melodies and enduring sentiments.
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.
From former child stars to internet sensations, these young female pop stars are the next generation of players to create a new pop narrative.
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Other notable acts include The Chemical Brothers, Imagine Dragons, New Order, Manic Street Preachers, MGMT and Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats.
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Neil Young, Beck and Lorde are among the big names confirmed for the 2018 Quebec Summer Music Festival running for 11 nights in July
Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and Foo Fighters were three of the biggest winners at the 2018 BRIT Awards ceremony at the 02 Arena in London
OneRepublic's acclaimed concert film OneRepublic Live In South Africa is set for DVD, blu-ray and digital video release through Eagle Rock Entertainment
Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar lead the nominees in the 2018 Grammy Awards nominees list, with the winner to be anounced in January 2018
Beck, Lorde, Arcade Fire and Radiohead are among the artists featured in David Byrne's new One Year Later playlist, commenting on present day America