Alternative Sound Sessions is a way for Singersroom to give you a couple of songs, albums or artists that are DOPE that might not be "R&B" but may have been infleunced by R&B. Why not?!
The world is getting smaller and smaller. We are checking out videos and songs from all over the seven continents. The days of staying loyal to one genre are dead. With that said, as a R&B lover I would like to admit my addiction to this new chick called Lorde. Lorde aka Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Conner is like mixing the herione of the 70's Super Fly, that New Jack City crack of the 80's and some of that crazy Breaking Bad Meth of today… she's PURE DOPE!
Enjoy the sounds of Lorde with her joint 'Royals'.
"We don't care" …
Lorde’s music is dope and very relevant to what is going on today on the music scene. If you are listening to The Weeknd, Drake, Frank Ocean and PARTYNEXTDOOR, there is a heavy emphasis on emotion. It is not a far stretch to put Lorde in the mix.
Internationally Known Locally Excepted
The United States had a choke hold on popular music for so long. However, throughout the world people are creating music for all to enjoy. North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and even Australia have a rhythm and pulse that we all want to hear. Lorde, who is of Croatian and Irish ancestry, is no stranger to the influence of various cultures and styles. Her music is a testimony to the globalization of music.
Daley, Emeli Sande, Marsha Ambrosius, Drake, PARTYNEXTDOOR, The Weeknd, SBTRKT and M.I.A. are all artists that represent this new world music movement. Listening to music from all over the world is the wave of the future.
Of course Lorde has been influenced by various genres such as Dark Wave, Ambient, Electronica, Art Pop, indie Pop, Minimal and Synthpop. She was also influenced by Rock artists such as Cat Stevens, Neil Young and Fleetwood Mac. However, classic R&B artists such as Etta James and Otis Redding were some of her influences. It is not a coincidence that these artists played a vital part in laying the foundation for R&B.
Number Donât Lie
“Men lie, women lie but numbers don’t”. The numbers seem to favor the young and talented Lorde as her single “Royals” debuted at #1 on the New Zealand Top 40. It also soured up to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, which makes her the first New Zealander to have a #1 in the United States. It is only her beginning and it will be interesting to see how her career will develop.
The album is entitled ‘Pure Herione,’ with the lead single ‘Royals’. In short, it is all about pure uncut women power for Lorde. There is a subtlety yet a sense of strength in her voice and sound. She embodies what a woman is and is not afraid to show it despite being only 17 years of age. Regardless if you are loyal to the R&B flag, her commitment to being a strong, brave and talented woman is something to commend. Her call for woman power is no different from the call from R&B artists such as Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce, Jazmine Sullivan, Adele or many other strong female artists that have come before.