Lorde and I, Sung Mo Koo, have something in common. We share the same birthday. November 7. I: 1962, her: 1996. I was 34 years old when she was born. Talk about putting things in serious perspective.
Lorde, or Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor (That’s too many names, right?) is a singer-songwriter-producer from New Zealand. At the mere age of 16, she released The Love Club EP. When I was 16, I went to band camp. More painful perspective.
In 2013, she blew up. The single “Royals” reached number one on the billboard charts, and Pure Heroine enjoyed success on the albums chart. “Weird Al” Yankovic parodied “Royals” with “Foil” in 2014. Lorde released her second album Green Light on June 2017. Only time will tell if she’s the next Alanis Morissette or Gwen Stefani or atomic zombie after North Korea nukes the world.
under the veneer of hyperbole, plain or normal
synonyms: the new Beatles, literal spongy dry pancakes, restaurant with bad service
“After the MVP hockey player took off all his padding, he was less than lordeinary, his high-pitched sensitive voice was the icing on the cake of ridiculous.”
“Lordeinarily, I avoid spicy foods, but today, I was really feeling and craving it. I went to the much talked about Super Szechuan Pagoda only to discover it was epic lordeinary in every possible way. Where was the heat? Where?”