There is an interesting undercurrent in pop music towards songs about the common man that are written and performed by people who consider themselves part of that group. Unlike their counterparts in the rap world they aren’t posturing about having “come up”. Their success aside, in their music they seem to be rejecting the pursuit of wealth for wealth’s sake. Lorde is the first popular artist in some time who sings convincingly about the proletariat in songs like Team and Royals while at the same time presumably being from the proletariat—both her parents are basically working class. Jake Bugg is another popular musician (his first album reached #1 in the UK) that uses his experience growing up on the bottom side of middle-class as fodder for his songs.