Lorde: ‘My Reality Is Not the Reality of Pop Music’

September 26, 2013 7:43 am
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Lorde is officially invading the U.S.

The 16-year-old New Zealand singer, who beat out Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry for the No. 1 spot on the iTunes chart this week, phoned in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to reveal a bit about herself.

The “Royals” singer, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O’Connor, revealed she was discovered at the age of 12 after performing in a talent show.

“I sang at my school talent show and my record company saw [a video] and they approached me.” Everything else fell in to place and then Lorde wrote her hit song “Royals” all by herself and with “a guy called Joel.”

And with lyrics like “But every song’s like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin’ in the bathroom,” Lorde explains the song is “about how my reality is not the reality of pop music at the time … I don’t even know if you can get Grey Goose in New Zealand.”

Lorde’s debut album, Pure Heroine, drops September 30. Pre-order it on iTunes here!


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