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Lorde Talks About Her First Trip to the Grammys, Her Expectations, Who She Admires, and More
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 01.26.2014

The Hollywood Reporter (via Billboard) recently spoke with Lorde on her first trip to the Grammy Awards. Lorde has been nominated for four awards this year.

Below are some highlights:

Lorde on if being from New Zealand was seen as an impediment for success or did she always see herself going beyond her home country: "I have always been internationally minded with how I consumed music and art. Everyone has the Internet now so it doesn't feel like as much of an impediment. I grew up listening to people who make music in their bedrooms and put it on SoundCloud so I kind thought that the opportunities were limitless."

Lorde on if there is magic in the water that produces strong artists from New Zealand or Australia such as Gotye, Tame Impala, and Courtney Barnett: "I think a big part of it is that we are at the bottom end of the world and it's that desire to get out and get noticed. Like it's the fact that there's this possibility of being limited by geography that makes no one want to be limited by geography. It was definitely a driving factor for me -- wanting to be in the thick of it."

Lorde on an album that changed her life: "Probably one of the early ones for me was [Kanye West's] 'Late Registration'. I remember staying up and listening to that on repeat. ... There a lot of people whose careers I really admire and the kind of common specter amongst them were that they all had a good idea of who they were and where they wanted to go, which I admire."

Lorde on whose careers she really admires: "Well, Kanye is one. I think David Bowie is one. Arcade Fire … David Byrne. They're people who, you look at, and you know they're legends and they're still feel cool today. It feels like them, not a rip-off."

Lorde on her expectations for the Grammys: "I do not want to get my hopes up in any way, but I would be pretty psyched to win a Grammy. I'm excited for everything that will go along with the day -- seeing a bunch of my friends, dressing up, performing will be really fun. … It sounds like prom on ‘roids or something."


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