Lorde Has 4-Letter Response to Being ‘Voice of a Generation’


Lorde may be on her fans’ team, but she’s not keen on being the captain.

In an interview for V magazine‘s Music Issue, the 17-year-old opens up about being dubbed “the voice of a generation” and “the Nirvana of now” by NPR.

“Oh, come on!” she tells the magazine. “I’m sure so many people will read that and be like, ‘F**k off!'”

The “Royals” singer was also asked about being “anti-Miley” and “anti-Taylor,” to which she admits she doesn’t intend to be anti-anyone.

“I’ve always hung out with people older than me, with my parents’ friends, because I appreciated the conversation,” Lorde explains. “And even now, although I have heaps of friends in high school, I also hang out with a lot of older people. And sometimes with them I’m like, ‘God, this is boring!’ But it means that I get to have these stimulating encounters with people that I idolize, which is cool.”

And even Lorde can admit her songs are always on the radio, no matter what station is on … and she doesn’t like it any more than some people.

“I want to let people stop hearing Lorde on the radio all the time, because it’s kind of crazy at the moment,” she says. “I’d like to give people a little bit of breathing room before I unleash something different.”

V‘s Music Issue — which also features Haim and Banks — hits newsstands on February 27.