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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.

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.”

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.

5. Hear the original version of “Easy”:

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