Lorde Talks About Meeting David Bowie, Beyonce's New Album, More
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.03.2014
He praised her...
In an interview with Rookie magazine, Lorde said that David Bowie told her that her songs sound like "tomorrow". Here are highlights:
On meeting David Bowie: "To have someone like that tell you that listening to you felt like listening to tomorrow. I was like… I could creatively die and just be happy forever. I never tell anyone about that experience, because it meant so much to me, and I feel like it would be dulled or something if I always talked about it in magazines or whatever. It's my special thing. It was super cute, though—for some reason we were holding hands and just staring into each other's eyes and talking, and I was like, This is David Bowie's hand, what am I doing? It was insane. A beautiful moment."
On Beyonce's album: "I will admit that I haven't purchased it yet, so I haven't seen all the videos in full, but I was just blown away by the creativity. I would cry if I had to make that much visual content for an album! Just on that level, it's phenomenal. But 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. I liked what you guys said about her not being afraid to let her feminism evolve, and you can hear that in this record, which I think is so important and such a hard thing to bare. It feels really personal. It meant a lot to me—I was just like, Shit, I'm so happy that this exists right now and also I'm so glad that no year-end lists matter anymore. [Laughs]"
On how she approaches interviews now: "Obviously, now I'm like, 'Don't let some random comment that you wouldn't have even thought about overshadow something important that you were actually trying to say.' 'Cause while it's all well and good to be like, 'This thing is bullshit!' it's also kind of like crying wolf. I'm much better now at understanding journalists' intentions. It sounds really jaded, but I think it's good to never forget that you're with a journalist. Even if you're being mates, there's some intention there. So I try to remember, 'Don't bro down with everyone!'"