In an article on FasterLouder, Ella Yelich O’Connor – as she’s known outside of music – went deep with writer Duncan Grieve, who spent the better part of six months following her between studio sessions, label meetings and shows for the longform profile Lorde: Pop’s New Ruler. So he knows, then, just how she felt about the news that perennial chart-troubler David Guetta wants her on his next album. Ella’s response? “No. Fuck no. He’s so gross.”
That’s not to say Lorde isn’t open to working with big dance names. Diplo’s her “dream producer” (and she’s got a standing invitation to a writing camp for the next Major Lazer album) and she “loves” Future Classic wunderkind Flume, whom she was asked to open for in the US just before Royals exploded. “I can’t tell if it’s cool or not,” she said of the offer. “’Cause it’ll just be heaps of kids on pills.” The joint tour never happened, but if Twitter’s to be believed, the pair are planning on hitting the studio together to make some “bangerzzz” soon.