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Concert Review: Lorde

DISCLAIMER: Lorde doesn’t have a Bandcamp, but I couldn’t resist writing about her.

I thanked my Uber driver and followed groups of teenage girls wearing crop tops and bearded men in zip up hoodies. We collectively booked it down 7th St. and darted past purple flags that bore “The Anthem.” 

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Made in the Midwest

There’s something different about local music. A tiny part of you feels indebted to them, like it’s your duty to listen for the sake of repping where you come from. The listener and the artist have both driven down the same roads, eaten at the same restaurants, and rooted for the same sports teams. Culture drives our identity. Music is simply a manifestation of the artist’s and listener’s common experiences. Identity directly influences the music that one creates. In turn, listeners feel a bond with artists from their hometown.

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