thoughts- pure heroine is a truly singular album. i don’t want to imagine lorde writing any new music or crafting another album because she has reached a truly full formed work of music that she nor any one else i expect will be able to duplicate. any further music will be based on her rapid rise to fame and how the media portray her- except that she’s already covered all that. the anti-consumerism stance of royals is what launched her fame. everything she has said about socioeconomic class, adolescence, and friendhsip is so poignantly universal that i want to simply exist in “pure heroine” without remembering the beginning (a tumblr post by john green) nor imagining the end (tbd). these songs have tens of millions of listens on spotify, in the case of “team” and “royals”, over a hundred million. yet my inherent distaste for pop culture and things that are widely disseminated, for the first time in my life im unaffected by those numbers and the rampant consumption. it feels like the only existence that matters is the existence in relation to myself. in years to come i’ll find other albums that reflect whatever period of my life i need reflected, but after a certain point you stop needing new music and just want to listen in quiet remembrance of youth etc. lorde is still going to be younger than me but she will have grown and have new music but nothing will be able to merge is such a spectacular amalgam of lyrics, sound, and self contemplation.