Grammy Awards 2018: What message are we being given – “Time’s Up”, or time to “step up”?

It is well-known that big awards ceremonies like the Grammys – the “musical Oscars” – are not only hugely influential in the music industry and widely commented on in the media, ranging from coverage of winners, losers and performers to best outfits and fashion slip-ups, but they are also politically and socially impactful. Both the […]

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Albums of the Summer 2017: Lorde, ‘Melodrama’

  Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, better known as Lorde, finally released her much awaited sophomore album Melodrama this summer. Having worked on this album for over three years, Lorde cultivates an emotional musical journey based on stepping away from a celebrity lifestyle and a recent break up with her long-term boyfriend. The album as a […]

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‘Green Light’ – Lorde

Rating: 3/5 stars The first single from Lorde’s highly anticipated sophomore album Melodrama, ‘Green Light,’ begins with the emotional torment and bite of a recently ended relationship. “She thinks you love the beach/you’re such a damn liar” Lorde spits out. With amplified intensity, Lorde mocks what seems to be her ex’s fear of passion, before […]