Okay, I love Lorde.
I dig her whole effortless, cool-girl vibe. I could gush about how great her voice is, how relatable she is, etc etc etc. I know everyone and their mother is talking about her right now. “Ohmagawd, she’s ONLY 16!!!” Royals is great; I know- I have ALL her songs. Honestly, I would just link her entire discography, but that’d be obnoxious.
Also, my header image of the whole eyes thing, yeah, that’s Ella. I drew the top portion of her face on MS Paint because that’s how awesome I think she is.
Anyways about the song:
I’m kind of a minimalist, hence the light blog theme, and all her songs have this minimalist, but heavy(???) vibe. I don’t know exactly how to describe her sound, and I hate describing a band’s or artist’s sound because it’s just pointless- I’ll end up creating new oxymorons. Let’s just say it’s pleasing to my minimalist-senses without being boring.
Lyric wise I think that it’s great because it’s about being okay with not having a niche or not being able to fulfill your vision of yourself. It’s about admitting that you want people to like you and pretending to be this person just so people will think a certain way of you. It applies to all people, in my opinion. The whole “I don’t really care” thing kinda describes me, and to be honest, a tiny part of me does care because everyone gets self conscious about what other people think about you- it’s human nature. No matter how big of a superiority complex someone might exhibit, a part of that person wants the approval and applause of another person because how great you think you are doesn’t really compare to how great someone else thinks you are, in all honestesty.