Singer Is Just a Well-Adjusted Non-Jaded Teen
Yet another magazine cover for Lorde; this time the 17-year-old singer graces the front of Teen Vogue, sporting a giant Marc Jacobs bowtie. The Aucklander admits that her life is pretty wild right now.
While the world is quick to label this wise-beyond-her-years songstress as a gothic, moody punk girl, it’s clear she is also a well-adjusted, non-jaded everyday teen. “There are a lot of expectations in this industry about looking a certain way and having a certain kind of appeal,” she says.
Such self-awareness, humility, and, yes, even awkwardness are usually seen as a PR nightmare, but they’ve proven to be the very things that set Lorde apart from other breakout artists. “Believe me, it’s not lost on me. This time last year, I had never put new music out,” she says with a smirk, as if she, of all people, is most surprised by her sudden household-name status.
“For me to be able to do something I really enjoy and for that to get me out in the world — to South America, to here, to London – every day I kick myself, I’m so lucky.”
Original article by Andrew Bevan, Teen Vogue, May 2014.
Photo by Gregory Harris.