Lorde Has Gone Full Goth

She’s not always dancing at the beach with Taylor Swift. The new Lorde song is so dark and so good.

1. Son Lux is a NYC-based musician. Formerly a classically trained composer, he’s created music for commercials and movies like Looper. Last year, he released his fourth album, Lanterns.

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2. “Easy (Switch Screens)” is Lorde and Son Lux’s truly vicious reinterpretation of wriggling Lanterns track, “Easy.” It’s going to be on Son Lux’s new EP.

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3. On top of clinky bone sounds, saxophone honks, and the empty space a dungeon door would lead to, Lorde sings about the internet’s terrifying power, and its erosion of privacy.

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“They poke around until they /
Get what they want /
Easy, easy.”

“Pull out your heart /
To make the being alone /
Easy, easy /
Easy, easy /
You switch the screens off /
All the rest of the foes /
Easy, easy.”

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4. 2013 was a great year for Lorde, but she may become even nastier and more untouchable in 2014.

Beware and bow the fuck down.

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5. Hear the original version of “Easy”:

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