Lorde ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ – The Song of the Week for 12/15/2014

Released September 29, 2014 via Republic Records, “Yellow Flicker Beat” by Lorde is the 1st single off of The Hunger Games Mocking Jay Official Soundtrack

Know what I like about Lorde? Her music is the perfect balance between alternative and pop. Striking this balance allows her music to fit seamlessly with either genre. Turn on an alternative radio station and if you hear a Lorde song you don’t say to yourself “why the hell is this?”. Turn on a pop radio station and it is simply another Lorde song on the radio – no big deal. Pretty cool if you ask me. Not many artists pull this off, especially as well as Lorde does. Her debut album, 2013’s Pure Heroin was chalk full of singles including the smash hits “Royals” and “Team” but this new single “Yellow Flicker Beat” is something new and fresh and…more mature? Look for it skyrocketing up the charts.

How does the song stack up with other Lorde singles to date? Sound off in the comments section below and tweet me @MusicTrajectory

Want to preview more Lorde material? Check out her top 5 songs in the Rdio player below.


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