cultural tidbits

Lorde was recently profiled on the New York Times and had this to say about Katy Perry's hit song "Teenage Dream." I thought it was a very interesting and unexpected critique. 

There’s this sadness about it, where you feel young listening to it, but you feel impermanence at the same time,” Lorde said. “When I put that song on, I’m as moved as I am by anything by David Bowie, by Fleetwood Mac, by Neil Young. It lets you feel something you didn’t know you needed to feel.” She regarded me closely. “There’s something holy about it.