Lorde: A Rock Artist?

Lorde made history at this year’s MTV VMAs by being the first female and the first solo artist to win the Best Rock Video gong. But is the 17-year old kiwi a rock star or a pop star? Should she even have been nominated for the prize in the first place?

Editor-in-Chief at Rolling Stone Australia, Mathew Coyte, knows where it belongs. As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald, “‘Royals’ is by no means a rock song by anyone’s definition, it’s an electronic track. It seems odd that it wasn’t in a category against Katy Perry and Ariana Grande.”

Either way, we like what the commentator Roxane Gay had to say about it!

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Check out Lorde’s winning song and compare it to her competition. Do you think “Royals” can be called a rock song?





Title image source: Christopher Polk/MTV, Getty


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