I almost posted Lorde's "Royals" as a SOTD early this summer based on an enthusiastic description of the song by My Old Kentucky Blog only to find myself unmoved when I listened to it. Not so much cold as acrylic, I just didn't take to it. Since the Grammy nominations were announced, Lorde's exclusion from the Best New Artist list is the most cited snub--she should be grateful since Arrested Development, Evanescence and Shelby Lynne are not the most egregious punchlines I could have used regarding that award, and this likely will guarantee her a win for at least one of her 3 nominations. That song, being totally fucking ubiquitous, has grown on me a bit. The way Sleighbells grew on me, after annoying the fuck out of me the first 13 or 80 times I heard it (to be fair, Sleighbells annoyed the fuck out of me; Lorde was just a big acrylic "meh").
Anyway, there's a quality to the music that reminds me of the things I love about Miley this year and it probably has something to do with an emotional isolation but let's pretend it's because they're both young girls, that way I don't have to contemplate the emotional connection thing this early in the morning.
And by including this here I'm helping ensure Lorde gets at least some consideration when I start the 2013 singles recap listening thingy... as one does.