Currently perched at #1 on iTunes USA, 16 year old Pop newbie Lorde is fast becoming one her genre’s more celebrated (and respected) contributors, scoring big on all fronts with her brand new single ‘Royals’.
Now, days before the September 27th release of her debut album ‘Pure Heroine’, the performer has shared her thoughts on ‘Teenage Wasteland’ belle Lana Del Rey, billing her music ‘unhealthy’.
In an interview given to Fader, Lorde shared:
“I think a lot of women in this industry maybe aren’t doing so well for the girls. I’ve read interviews where certain big female stars are like, “I’m not a feminist.” I’m like, That’s not what it’s about.”
“She’s great, but I listened to that Lana Del Rey record and the whole time I was just thinking it’s so unhealthy for young girls to be listening to, you know: “I’m nothing without you.” This sort of shirt-tugging, desperate, don’t leave me stuff. That’s not a good thing for young girls, even young people, to hear.”
“I don’t really have any girls songs [for the new record]. I should have. But I think the way in which I assert myself as not being about that stuff is by writing about it in a way that’s a bit less obvious and less cloying. There are a couple songs on the record about relationship-y stuff, but I make sure to write about it in a way that you don’t know if it’s a friend or a relationship, because that’s something that’s personal to me.”