Lorde Just Can't Stop Being Wonderful
4/4/2014 12:00 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
Lorde is ... are there any words that exist that can accurately describe how truly amazing Lorde is? Hint: no, there are not. She's so talented and smart and lovely and do you see what I mean? She is almost too great a person. And one of the reasons why she's so glorious is that she says things like this in interviews:
"I'm drawn to women who aren't painted in history as sweet figures. Patti Smith was prickly. She was frustrated. She didn't take people's s---. There's no better music idol for young women, because there is a lot of pressure for us to be really positive all the time. Every photo shoot I do, I get asked for big smiles, and I shouldn't have to be that way."
And this thing about how she's not a genius:
"Never for a second would I put myself beside a genius like Sylvia Plath! I may have specific tastes but I’m not trying to be avant-garde with my approach or my music. I like indie [rock], pop and literature. I like to play with them but that doesn’t make me a genius."
And this thing, which is really just pure inspiration:
"There are very few limits on what can be achieved by anyone of any age, living anywhere and of any race, because of the web…I'm proof of that."
Perfection. Pure, divine perfection.