5 Songs, 16 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Way back in 2012, Lennon Stella and her younger sister, Maisy, uploaded to YouTube a video of themselves singing Robyn’s "Call Your Girlfriend.” (Look it up. They nail it.) Unsurprisingly, the girls were quickly scooped up by Nashville—both the city, where they dabbled in country-pop, and the TV show, in which they starred until the series ended in July. On Love, me, Lennon’s first release as a solo artist, she links up with super-producer Greg Kurstin (Sia, Adele) and reconnects with her inner Robyn, relishing the magical space between lovelorn agony and dance-club euphoria. The heavy drums and fragile harmonies on “Breakaway” have serious Lorde vibes (always a good thing), and the melody in “La Di Da” will etch itself onto your brain. But the standout track has got to be “Fortress,” a breakup song-turned-empowerment anthem that hits you right in the throat.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Way back in 2012, Lennon Stella and her younger sister, Maisy, uploaded to YouTube a video of themselves singing Robyn’s "Call Your Girlfriend.” (Look it up. They nail it.) Unsurprisingly, the girls were quickly scooped up by Nashville—both the city, where they dabbled in country-pop, and the TV show, in which they starred until the series ended in July. On Love, me, Lennon’s first release as a solo artist, she links up with super-producer Greg Kurstin (Sia, Adele) and reconnects with her inner Robyn, relishing the magical space between lovelorn agony and dance-club euphoria. The heavy drums and fragile harmonies on “Breakaway” have serious Lorde vibes (always a good thing), and the melody in “La Di Da” will etch itself onto your brain. But the standout track has got to be “Fortress,” a breakup song-turned-empowerment anthem that hits you right in the throat.

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