The song "Glory" by New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde is about the harsh toxic side of fame. It is about the need to fight for attention and the fact that glory always comes with a price. The song has been hailed as one of Lorde's best, and it was named as the best song of 2014 by Entertainment Weekly.
It also was nominated for a Grammy award, winning the Best Pop Solo Performance category. It was released in the United States on 11 March 2014, as the fourth single from Lorde's debut studio album Pure Heroine (2013).
The music video, directed by Ava DuVernay, was a hit on social media and has been featured in numerous advertisements. It has been viewed by millions of people around the world and is available to stream for free on YouTube.
Glory and Gore is an electropop song influenced by chillwave and hip hop music. Its message is about society’s obsession with violence and celebrity culture. It compares gladiators to modern society, using them as a jumping off point to show that fame can be equally devastating as death.
It is a complex song with many parts, including a chorus and a bridge. It was written by Lorde and Joel Little and was produced by Joel Little.
It was nominated for a Grammy award, won the Best Pop Solo Performance category, and was named as the best song of 2014 by the Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone editors. It was also a top ten song of 2014 by the Billboard Hot 100 and a number 17 on the New Zealand Artists Singles chart.