Song: No Better

Artist: Lorde

Genre: Pop

Label: Universal

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Lorde, who ruled the charts with Royals and made waves with her debut album,Pure Heroine, this year is back with a mid-December surprise release! No Better, released on the 13th of December, 2013, fits with the narrative of her debut album; the intimate stream-of-consciousness lyrics passing you bylike a surreal but impactful reel.

No Better starts out sweet and feels lighter in theme, somehow, compared to Lorde’s other songs. Seasons change, the bass/electro undercurrents are as consistent as ever and Lorde’s vocals are unwavering in the wake of sentiments that grow and fade (out). It peaks at the chorus (“go all the way, have your fun, take it all, so take it down”) that ties the track together wonderfully; sounding catchy and wistful at the same time.

Much like her other songs, No Better is cleverly written, capturing summer memories and winter reflections with a seamless lucidity that feels beyond her years.

Verdict: While not as game-changing as Royals, No Better is a brilliantly writtenLorde song thatmight just resonate with you!

Album ★★★★★★★☆☆☆