Kimbra talks Lorde’s ‘Pure Heroine’ success
“It’s so cool. My band are all from Hamilton as well – I’m pretty sure Joel is from there or maybe Auckland,” she told FasterLouder after catching up with Joel backstage at a recent Lorde show in LA.
“It’s crazy the stuff that has come out of the small town I’m from. It’s really special … It’s really cool watching your friends flourish,” she continued.
Seven years ago 15-year-old Kimbra sang backup vocals for Joel’s band Goodnight Nurse’s track ‘All For You,’ off their debut album.
Oh how the times change!
Earlier this year Kimbra took to Facebook to congratulate Lorde on making it big, saying: “Dayum! Congrats to homegirl Lorde for killing it in the USA!! Who said Kiwi's can't fly... #DownUnderOnTop.”
This has been a huge year for Lorde, who performed at the ‘2013 ARIA Awards’ last week. Her hit single ‘Royals’ reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, holding the top spot for nine weeks and upon last week’s release of the music video for ‘Team’ her fans crashed Vevo in their rush to view it. The Kiwi songstress has also been nominated for four Grammy awards.
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