Lorde Lands No 1 Guardian Spot for Green Light

England’s Guardian collates a list of the 100 best songs of 2017 as voted for by its critics, which Auckland-born singing sensation Lorde tops, with the single Green Light from her award-winning second album, Melodrama.

“With this barnstorming anthem dispelling any remnants of her one-hit-wonder reputation, Lorde showed again that she is as adept at savage detail (“She thinks you love the beach, you’re such a damn liar”) as she is at the unifying power of a simple chorus,” the publication writes.

“The desperation for a ‘green light’ that will let her speed off from heartbreak is horribly, powerfully tangible in her utterly unselfconscious delivery. She’s a star who can do one of the most valuable things in pop – articulate and clarify the feelings of millions – and the most exciting thing is that, as she is 21, there is likely so much more of it to come.”

Original article by Ben Beaumont-Thomas, The Guardian, December 4, 2017.


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Scott Dixon Competes on American Ninja Warrior

Scott Dixon Competes on American Ninja Warrior

New Zealand four-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon will enter the realm of reality TV when he auditions in Indianapolis this week for American Ninja Warrior. Dixon, 37, nicknamed “The Iceman,” thought it…