Lorde: The Coolest Chick You Don't Know
11/26/2013 12:00 PM PST, by Sarah Taylor
We sing this girl's praises a lot around here, friends, and this particular post does something very, very ... oh, similar. Very similar. So similar, in fact, that it's exactly the same thing.
See, Lorde just keeps doing these super amazing interviews, and this latest one is no exception. Here -- have a taste of Lorde's amazingness as she talks about where she got her fab name:
"My name is Ella, that's who I am at school, hanging out with friends, while I'm doing homework. But when I'm up on stage, Lorde is a character. My friends actually find that really difficult to digest, separating me from the theatrical character they see on stage [laughs]; but they're getting used to it. When I was trying to come up with a stage name, I thought ‘Lord' was super rad, but really masculine—ever since I was a little kid, I have been really into royals and aristocracy. So to make Lord more feminine, I just put an ‘e' on the end! Some people think it's religious, but it's not."
Slamming Nicki Minaj and Drake and Lana Del Rey on the DL:
"Around the middle of last year I started listening to a lot of rap, like Nicki Minaj and Drake, as well as pop singers like Lana Del Rey. They all sing about such opulence, stuff that just didn't relate to me—or anyone that I knew. I began thinking, 'How are we listening to this? It's completely irrelevant'. I basically just wrote what we were all thinking."
How she's no different from her school peers:
"That's the good thing about starting off in New Zealand, there is absolutely no concept of 'celebrity' or fame. ... Yeah, people are starting to recognize me now, which is kind of weird. But in New Zealand, it's easy to hide from that stuff. I think I'm really lucky to have a great family... I go to a public school, and you know, it's been a really hot summer here... and when I walk into class and my entire back is covered in sweat, I'm like, 'I'm definitely not that cool'. I think growing up in New Zealand, it's easy to keep grounded."
And finally, "grooving" to her own music:
"I hadn't really thought about where and when people would listen to the single The Love Club when I released it, but I guess it's good for a party atmosphere. I was at a friend's birthday party recently and Royals came on, and everyone looked at me. [laughs] But I could not groove to my own song!"
See? Perfection. Absolute and positive perfection. Stay this way and never change, OK, girl?