It’s still bizarre to me that Lorde was usually 16 years aged when Pure Heroine was released. She wrote a songs herself and became a multi-platinum-selling recording artist by a time she was 17 years old. And afterwards she disappeared! No, we mean, she toured and won Grammys and did her thing, though for a past few years, Lorde has been mostly in a wind. She worked tough on her second album, Melodrama, that she’s compelling right now. Thus, she appears on a new cover of Rolling Stone. You can read a full RS cover story here. we enjoyed it, since she is still unequivocally most a “normal” immature person. People mostly suspicion she was fibbing about her age, though it’s transparent during this indicate that she was only preternaturally mature when she was 16. Now that she’s 20, she seems like a normal 20-year-old.
Why she combined her theatre name: “I don’t know, it’s a bit boring: Ella Yelich-O’Connor. Can we suppose them cheering it during a festival? It only done clarity to me to rouse it.”
She took Diplo fishing in New Zealand: “I adore fishing! we feel like that’s what we have to do when people are in New Zealand.”
Becoming famous during 16: “Now we can demeanour behind and be like, ‘That was f–ked. All of it. F–ked. Insane,’ but everyone’s so crazy when they’re 16. we consider if we tell a 16-year-old that they’re going to Mars – ‘We’re gonna get on a rocket and go, and that’s going to be your life’ – they’d be like, ‘OK, like, that’s all good and good, though I’m doing this thing by myself right now, and that’s what’s important.’ Everything kind of normalized week to week.”
Angst about a second album: “It kind of takes a second, we learned, to write your approach out of a record we only made.”
She creates cocktail song for everybody: “I have always been super-allergic to anything that feels disdainful in art.”
She her beloved pennyless up: Then, around 2015, she pennyless adult with her longtime boyfriend, photographer James Lowe. Though she’s wary about a particulars, she admits she was astounded by a abyss of tension she’s gifted of late. “Five years ago, we suspicion that was as clear as it got. And afterwards to have this ‘oh, my God’ – it’s like that times 100. we consider I’ve had a genuine romantic rebirth in a final 18 months of only being like, ‘Wow, it hurts,’ and vouchsafing myself feel all of those things, that has been kind of transcendent.”
On a initial album: “We reinvented a circle by accident. It’s arrange of a miracle, really.” She’s now had 4 years to come to terms with a fact that her initial manuscript might have been a fluke, that not each recognition competition is so simply won. “That’s not a thing we was put on this Earth to do – to pull things brazen each time. Obviously we would wish people to like a music, though in terms of being like Drake, how he’s always pulling a enlightenment brazen musically? we know what my strengths are, and we consider that would have given me a hernia or something.”
She’s not a same capricious goth teenager: “It’s like, ‘Oh, sh-t, we can’t be kind of voluptuous if we wish to for a second? Everything we do has to be, like, ‘library girl’?” She no longer listens to Pure Heroine. “That felt like a kid… This feels like a immature woman. we can hear a difference.”
I feel a small bit contemptible for her since we unequivocally feel like her core fanbase will wish her to continue to be that depressed goth lady and they will not “accept” it if she wants to be anything else. You can tell via a RS square that she’s unequivocally shaken about this new manuscript and she’s arrange of tempering expectations. we listened a initial singular from this album, by a way. And we was underwhelmed. we wish a rest of a manuscript is better.
Photos pleasantness of WENN, cover pleasantness of Rolling Stone.