Dave Grohl Praises Lorde For Sounding Different Than 'Stripper Pop' Acts
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.25.2014
Foo Fighters frontman says she has the Nirvana aesthetic...
Dave Grohl is clearly a fan of Lorde. The Foo Fighters frontman, who invited Lorde to perform Nirvana's "All Apologies" along with St Vincent, Joan Jett and Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, spoke with Rolling Stone and recalled the first moment he heard her song "Royals." He compared it to "stripper pop," which is assumedly the likes of Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke, saying it was completely different in a positive way.
Grohl said, "I was driving. My two daughters, Violet and Harper, who are eight and five years old, started singing along. I was so happy and relieved that my two girls were singing a popular song on the radio that had some substance and depth, which I considered to be healthy for them as kids. I know that sounds kind of parent-ish...When I first heard 'Royals' it was sandwiched between all of that other stripper pop. I was so fucking relieved. I thought, 'Hey, this might be another revolution.' When I met her I said, 'When I first heard your song on the radio and my kids sang along I felt like there was hope for my kids to grow up in an environment which is more than just superficial.'"
Grohl said of Lorde's joining the Hall of Fame performance, "There's something about her that represented or resembled the Nirvana aesthetic. She has an incredible future ahead of her as a writer, performer and vocalist."
Lorde's debut album Pure Heroine was one of the best-selling albums of 2013 and turned the seventeen year-old New Zealander into a household name.