Before you get all riled up, you should probably know this isn’t another “Lorde is in a feud with so-and-so” kind of post. Â No, because she’s too cool for that. Â I say that without one ounce of facetiousness, mind you, because she’s just incredibly mature. Â She also wants you to know that she’s so over you and your pot-stirring, and that the irony of “Royals” is not lost on her now that it’s sold over 4 million copies and is officially a Grammy-nominated song.
â€śIs that an odd thing? Â Iâ€™ve always written and read and thatâ€™s been a part of me thatâ€™s super important. And itâ€™s a really good outlet for me to be able to say whatever Iâ€™m thinking and whatever it is that Iâ€™m trying to process. So I donâ€™t think itâ€™s too weird. And I also think people my age these days . . . with the Internet, you know, you can be making beats out of your bedroom and be a superstar.â€ť
Because most pre-teens I know aren’t writing deep, profound lyrics to original songs because they’re usually too busy shopping for crop-tops and furry boots, I think itÂ is an odd thing that Lorde was writing music and basically plotting ways to change the world. Â Though she definitely has a point – I mean, how many teenagers have their own YouTube channels because they’re convinced they’re one warbled version of “Baby” away from being the next Justin Bieber?
Sometimes I forget this girl is only seventeen, and then I read about her calling David Guetta “gross” and I remember all of the immature ways I insulted people at her age. Â That being said, Lorde doesn’t feel a need to defend herself and her “feuds” because she blames other people (aka the media and people like me) forÂ trying to position her as the â€śanti-other things that are happening right now.â€ť Â What she doesn’t realize is that weÂ wantÂ her to be the “anti-other things” because weÂ need someone like that right now. Â Someone young, smart, and relevant that young girls (and boys) can listen to out of respect.
She’s also really good at throwing shade in the most mature, non-specific-to-any-one-artist kind of way:
â€śMy kind of interest in making music was born out of this desire to hear something that I hadnâ€™t yet heard. Â I guess it was never really going to be interesting for me to do something that had been done a lot of times.”
I guess all I can really say is…LORDE TEACH ME YOUR WAYS.