[stream] Lorde: “Tennis Court” & “Swingin’ Party” (the Replacements cover)
June 5th, 2013 by Matt
The package I ordered from Amazon is set to arrive a day early. Also arriving a day early (to me) is New Zealand artist Lorde’s two new tracks. She said this morning that she’d release them “tomorrow;” turns out tomorrow in NZ is this evening in America. She’s my favorite new artist, and “Tennis Court” shows exactly why: production, powerful delivery and a strong songwriting identity.
“Tennis Court” is another single-worthy track from a girl who has only seven songs out for public consumption. It’s a heartfelt, reflective song from a girl who’s about to blow up in a major way. So when she sings that she’s about to be “getting on [her] first plane” and look down on her city “like they do in space,” it feels genuine in a beautiful way. Also available is a cover of the Replacements’ “Swingin’ Party.” Before she made it available, she tweeted that the song she covered was was two years older than she is. Great to know she’s young, but still drawing from a deep well.
Lorde: “Tennis Court”
Lorde: “Swingin’ Party” (the Replacements)