The legendary magazine with Lorde on its cover hits newsstands today with an interview inside that has the pop sensation opening up about how her success in the music industry has and has NOT changed her!
Ch-ch-check out what she had to say about her clothes, her music, and the advice she has to aspiring musicians who hope to one day be as popular as she’s suddenly become…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
ON OVERCOMING HER NERVES
"I get paralyzingly nervous a lot of times, so I tried bravado. The way I dress and carry myself, a lot of people find it intimidating. I think my whole career can be boiled down to the one word I always say in meetings: strength."
ON WHAT ADVICE SHE’D GIVE ASPIRING MUSICIANS
"If you want your music to be heard. . . you can just put stuff on the Internet and people can love it and that's cool. I think the industry is much less scary than people think it is. You have to go into it with an idea of who you are and what you want to do, and you have to have an idea of the things that you won't do, and the things that you want to aspire to. Because if you have clear goals and absolute no's for yourself, then people can figure it out. And then you won't be left like, "Oh, shit, why did I do that …I don't know, juice commercial."
ON STAYING GROUNDED
"Well, the way I see it is that when I meet people whose music I really inspire, and they may be a little bit famous, I still get the little, 'Holy crap! This person wants to talk to me.' And I think when you stop having that feeling, and you're like, 'Oh, of course they do,' then maybe you're not who you were anymore.”
ON WHAT SHE’S LEARNED ABOUT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
"I've learned how to interact with people in order to get what I want, but also…you can't just crush someone's vision, you have to make compromises. That wasn't something I was familiar with until quite recently. I was so kind of fixated on exactly what I wanted to do, but now I'm quite good at taking other peoples' opinions on board. But that being said, I've totally learned in this process that 99 percent of the time your gut is right, and you know what's right for you. I know exactly what's right for my career and for my art, and sometimes, even if the whole room is saying, 'Don't do that, don't do that,' you know that doing that is going to be good for you, in the long run. So, yeah, I guess it's a balance between listening to what other people say and not listening."