Lorde ‘I’m So In Awe Of Taylor Swift’

taylor-swift-lorde-24th-birthday-party-pictures (32)Lorde MTV interview: ‘On Beyoncé: ‘It also just feels like the album that I have wanted to hear from Beyoncé for such a long time, and I’m so happy that it has happened. ..It feels really personal. It meant a lot to me, I was just like, Sh–, I’m so happy that this exists right now and also I’m so glad that no year-end lists matter anymore.’On Miley Cyrus:

‘In the space of three months, going from never having done an interview to being in Rolling Stone, being in Interview, and not really realizing how that whole thing works. That stuff was so weird. But now I’ve kind of got a handle on it. Now when people are like, ‘Tell me what you think of Miley!’ I’ll say, ‘What do you think of Miley?’ and they like flounder and say, ‘Well, I think she’s really talented…’ and I’m like, there you go.’

On Taylor Swift: ‘She is so good as a performer. I don’t think people realize how difficult a stadium is to perform in. You have to change how you move and how you talk to accommodate that scale, and she is SO good at that. It feels natural when she does it. I’m so in awe of her ability, it’s insane.’

UPDATED with candids of Taylor Swift at the gym today! Photos: FameFlynet.

On Calvin Klein And Fashion
“A lot of ’90s fashion isn’t simple, but, for example, Kate Moss in the Calvin Klein ads, or a white T-shirt and black pants, just that kind of clean, powerful aesthetic — that’s what I’m really drawn to.”

Lorde – “Team (Official)”
On Ke$ha And Being Indie
“I remember being in year eight, the year before high school, and absolutely loving ‘Tik Tok’ by Ke$ha, and then six months later I got really into Animal Collective and Grizzly Bear and Yeasayer. I still love those bands, but I definitely went through a ‘you have to forget about the Ke$ha part of your life’ thing.”

Ke$ha – “C’Mon”
On Timberlake, Nelly Furtado Making Pop Cool
And then I realized that pop is really cool. In year 10, I have a really good friend called Zack, and we basically spent the first year of our friendship listening to old Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado and picking apart their melodic brilliance and everything that made us feel something and what it all meant.”

On Kanye West
“He just seems so at one with who he is creatively and that is really admirable, I think. And then, just as a performer, I often find myself telling people, ‘Can we just make this a little bit more like a Kanye performance?’ ”

On James Blake
“I love watching James Blake. He’s super restrained; and he doesn’t really even do anything, but I think that makes small things magnified. I think Grace Jones is so cool. I’ve never actually seen her live, but all the footage I’ve seen is incredible. Of course Stevie Nicks. Justin Vernon from Bon Iver is super cool to see live as well.”

Beyoncé – “XO (Official)”
On Arcade Fire
“The album The Suburbs by Arcade Fire was influential to me in that as way well. I just think that record is really beautiful and nostalgic and so well-written. It’s a super-direct way of talking about what it’s like to grow up [in the suburbs], and I think that’s quite lovely.”

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  • http://instagram.com/foreverjordan thesestrangelittlethings

    I get a fake vibe from her, but I feel like she’s tying to be genuine.

  • Mila

    “Lorde: It also just feels like the album that I have wanted to hear from Beyoncé for such a long time”

    Who the hell does she think she is? Beyonce didn’t make her album for some dirty New Zealand troll.

    • cerenagee

      Wow dude really? Uncalled for. She isn’t saying she made the album for her.

  • Guest

    There you go see, she’s learning how to not talk about people at all if it’ll come across as a shade. Good for her. Glad she learned to hold her tongue and only say good things about other artists.

  • liz

    taylor is a good performer, but not a good vocalist. and obviously her stadium is full of age 6 to 16 year olds. the thing that’s important to remember though is that she performs to people her age or older every night. so surely that has to take a lot of pressure off.

    • liz

      meant to say *she doesn’t perform to people her age or older every night

      • Anonymous

        Have you been to a Taylor concert? Most of the audience is over 20.. of course there are the young ones too but with every child there tends to be a parent right beside them.

    • Anon

      Actually, I used to despise it when she would perform at award shows because of her voice (it gave me headaches) but I went to her concert with my cousin & the crowd is actually mostly over 16, there are a lot of men & even old ladies haha, her audience isn’t ALL little girls unlike other male artists & what surprised me mostly is that her vocals are a thousand times better than what you hear from her performances during award shows.

  • http://hongkay.tumblr.com/ peri13

    she’s really annoying ugh like really stop talking

  • anonymous

    she’s as fake and weak as all others

  • boystan

    who isn’t

  • live.love.learn.

    I liked her much better before when she had no filter and said what she really meant. She may have come across as rude, but she was genuine. It looks like a publicist got to her and coached her on how to give fake or watered down uncontroversial answers. Smh

  • Misha Collins

    Does she ever shut up?

  • YouCouldShutTheHeckUp

    I like Royals but Lorde is a loud mouth. She talks about EVERYONE. She is 17 years old, and just arrived in the music industry. She needs to settledown before she starts judging people. Respect the people that has been making music longer than you. Just because you have three hit singles does not make you superior to everyone else.

  • Queen Amanda Bynes

    lorde bby your starting to sound crazy. you said you didnt like her and shes a bad role model ,now you her biggest fan. get it together bby.