🚚💨 FREE STANDARD SHIPPING - ANYWHERE IN AUSTRALIA! 🎁

Lorde - Pure Heroine - Vinyl LP Record
Lorde - Pure Heroine - Vinyl LP Record
Lorde - Pure Heroine - Vinyl LP Record
Lorde - Pure Heroine - Vinyl LP Record
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Lorde - Pure Heroine - Vinyl LP Record
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Lorde - Pure Heroine - Vinyl LP Record
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Lorde - Pure Heroine - Vinyl LP Record
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Lorde - Pure Heroine - Vinyl LP Record

Lorde - Pure Heroine - Vinyl LP Record

Regular price
$54.95
Sale price
$54.95
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Tax included.
🚚💨 Free Domestic Shipping
International Shipping calculated at checkout.

Signed to a major label at an early age, she was groomed in the darkness of studios, the label knowing the potential they had in their singer/songwriter. She wrote on her own, then she was paired with a sympathetic producer/songwriter, live performances taking a back seat to woodshedding.

If this story in the early years of the 2010s brings to mind Lana Del Rey, it's no coincidence that it also applies to New Zealand singer/songwriter Lorde, whose 2013 debut, Pure Heroine, contains all of the stylised goth foreboding of LDR's Born to Die and almost none of the louche, languid glamour. This is not a small thing. Lana Del Rey is a self-created starlet willing herself into stardom but Lorde fancies herself a poet, churning away at the darker recesses of her soul. Some of this may be due to age.

Lorde, as any pre-release review or portrait helpfully illustrated, was only 16 when she wrote and recorded Pure Heroine with producer Joel Little, and an adolescent aggrievance and angst certainly underpin the songs here. Lorde favours a tragic romanticism, an all-or-nothing melodrama that Little accentuates with his alternately moody and insistent productions.

Where Lana Del Rey favours a studiously detached irony, Lorde pours it all out which, in itself, may be an act: her bedsit poetry is superficially more authentic but the music is certainly more pop, both in its construction – there are big hooks in the choruses and verses – and in the production, which accentuates a sad shimmer where everything is beautiful and broken.

Track List:

A1. Tennis Court
A2. 400 Lux
A3. Royals
A4. Ribs
A5. Buzzcut Season
B1. Team
B2. Glory And Gore
B3. Still Sane
B4. White Teeth Teens
B5. A World Alone

Media Condition:  Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)
Country:    Europe  
Genre:       Pop
Style:         Synth-pop, Indie Pop

Universal Music New Zealand