Archived from on 4 November 2014. The Line of Best Fit. Lorde appeared on stage with new outfits to accommodate the mood of the songs. Archived from on 28 September 2013. She was inspired after seeing a photo by Ted Spiegel in the July 1976 issue of of player signing baseballs, with his team name Royals emblazoned across his shirt. Archived from on 26 September 2013. Ten songs were included in the album's final track listing, with seven or eight tracks not making the cut.
Recording took place in Auckland's Golden Age Studios a small studio without expensive technology , and was completed in less than a year. It performed modestly on international charts, debuting at number one in New Zealand and charting in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. Its chords were compared to early work by. Music publications have cited Pure Heroine as an influential album and also credit it for introducing a new sound in mainstream pop music. Archived from on 1 June 2014. Archived from on 2 November 2013.
Archived from on 17 August 2013. Archived from on 25 May 2014. The single became available in the United States on 13 September as part of the pre-order for Pure Heroine. Lorde wanted to write her own music, and the album's content was co-written with Little. It was leaked by Australian radio station on 12 September and as a result, the single was released digitally in Australia and New Zealand on 13 September. After several unsuccessful sessions with songwriters, Lorde was paired with by representative Scott Maclachlan, who assisted with the album's production. Generally, I will have a lyric forming before I go into the studio.
Metacritic ranked it the fifth best-reviewed album of 2013, with 34 points. It has also been nominated for several other accolades: List of awards and nominations received by Pure Heroine Year Award Category Result Ref. It achieved commercial success by topping the charts in New Zealand, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. At week eighteen, it rose from number three to number one and was certified quadruple platinum. Pure Heroine has been described as a , and album with minimalist production, deep bass and programmed beats.
Archived from the original on 26 December 2013. Some praised its hook while others criticized its forced lyrics and production. Archived from on 26 March 2014. Lorde replaced , who cancelled due to illness, at the 2013 Festival. Archived from on 14 May 2014. It received positive critical reception with critics complementing her vocal clarity, stage presence and minimalist setting.
Pure Heroine has been described by as an , and album. It says there's still an intellectual, polished and important place for pop, that doesn't rely on open letters, open legs, Twitter, and obscenely desperate electro hooks. The singer performed most of her songs in a silhouette; her face was frequently hidden from the crowd. Little and Lorde first wrote the music and beat, and the lyrics were written later. Archived from on 28 September 2013. Archived from on 4 November 2014.
Pure Heroine had an 86-percent increase in sales after Lorde's performance at the , rising from number five back to number three on the Billboard 200 and selling 68,000 copies. It was the sixth-bestselling album of 2014, selling 841,000 copies and 6. In its second week on the chart the album fell to number six, with a 51-percent drop in sales to 63,000 copies. The album is built around Little's production, which incorporates deep bass, loops, and programmed beats. Archived from on 12 October 2014. The singer returned to North America to perform in eight additional shows before flying to Australia for six shows. Archived from on 2 January 2014.
The album has appeared on multiple critics' year-end lists in 2013. Enter Pure Heroine in the field Titel. Lorde favors a tragic romanticism, an all-or-nothing melodrama that Little accentuates with his alternately moody and insistent productions. The song received mixed reviews. It failed to match the success of the previous singles, charting outside the top 10 in New Zealand, and at low-tier positions in Australia and the United States. At the , Lorde performed a stripped down version of the song; the performance received praise from rapper and.
Archived from on 28 February 2014. James Reed of claimed that Pure Heroine is similar to the production aesthetic of singers and. Archived from on 1 January 2015. It was also well-received from critics, most of whom praised the song's production and musical style. In September 2013, Lorde appeared on New Zealand's and performed on.