Lorde talks new-found fame: ‘I don’t think of myself as a star’
“It’s hard for me to think about, because those people are huge stars, but I don’t think of myself as such,” the 16-year-old told MTV News yesterday, when asked about sharing the spotlight with the likes of Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus.
“Like, I know for fact that my hotel room is super messy, and I'm just a disgusting person in general,” she added. “I'm not like 'Oooh, look at me!' You feel like those people are godlike beings, not the case with this cat.”
But regardless of how she feels about her new-found star status, the New Zealander is determined that she won’t become a one-hit wonder.
“I'm super focused on making new music at the moment, and that's a good way to be if you've had some success with past music, rather than be like ‘How am I going to follow this one up?’” she explained.
“I think what everyone forgets is that there's all this stuff, and then in the centre is the music you make. I wouldn't be doing this interview unless I have a record or a body of work to back it up; if there's no music, there's literally nothing.
“So I have to be like ‘You have to let me make music, or what is there for us to do?’” she continued.
“It's the thing that I care about the most and it keeps me sane, so I've gotten pretty good at saying, like ‘No, I don't want to do that boring thing, I want to do this cool thing.’”
And by the sounds of it, like the teenager is confident she’s got plenty more gems up her sleeve.
“I wrote 'Royals' before I got big, but I wrote the whole record pretty much after, and people seem to like that. I couldn't not think about it gaining momentum while I was writing,” she said.
“I'm just focused on making more music, better music. I think I've got some great ideas already.”