Pop maverick Lorde sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss her upcoming sophomore album, “Melodrama.” Following up on her surprise breakthrough success with “Pure Heroine,” the singer apparently isn’t looking to try and shift the pop music landscape the way her first album did.
“We reinvented the wheel by accident,” Lorde says of her first album. “It’s sort of a miracle, really.” Despite that divine effects the album had on the industry and her own life, Lorde isn’t eager to push the envelope so far again. “That’s not the thing I was put on this Earth to do, to push things forward every time.”
“Obviously I would want people to like the music,but in terms of being like Drake, how he’s always pushing the culture forward musically? I know what my strengths are, and I think that would have given me a hernia or something,” she adds. In fact, it sounds like Lorde doesn’t have the rosiest perspective on her early success.