For both Lana and Lorde, the artists explore longing; one praises it, and the other almost curses its existence. Listeners and fans of both can expect to hear both artists reach for different sounds and capabilities, confusing people as to which album is their new favorite for 2017. In that case, if you have to ask which one you like better, then as an artist, assume you’ve done well – consistently setting the bar for your ‘best.’
Singles That Give Us a Taste of the Albums to Come. Photo courtesy of Jaguar Images/Coachella 2014.