“I think one of the first lines I wrote from that song,” Lorde told Radio.com, “which was, ‘We’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams,’ was in a diary that I had when I was like 11 or 12, so young.”
As Radio.com gears up for 2014 and even more stories from the world of music, we look back at some of the best, worst and most infamous stories of the year that still have us talking.
Lorde titled her debut LP Pure Heroine, a fine if not dangerous play on words, pairing the slink and sex of broken rock n’ roll dreams with a model of feminine power. Little did she know that “Pure Heroine” would be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Lorde, the GRAMMY-nominated de facto rookie of the year with her ubiquitous song “Royals” and her remarkable debut LP Pure Heroine, will head out on a North American tour in the spring of 2014.
Beyonce stunned us all by dropping a brand new album, but Lorde’s got a few tricks up her sleeve too, dropping a new track without any warning.
It was a wild scene backstage at the Grammy nominations concert, from Miguel shouting out country music to Arsenio Hall’s turning the tables and ranting about Kanye West.
Lorde is the latest addition to this weekend’s star-studded GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night.
This year’s track features appearances by Avicii, Bruno Mars, Capital Cities, Daft Punk, Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Lorde, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, Macklemore, Imagine Dragons, and more.
Not every artist has the ability to crash VEVO. Lorde revealed her new video for “Team” today (Dec. 3), butwithin minutes the video was unavailable to watch due to overwhelming traffic.
Lorde and HAIM covering Sheryl Crow’s “Strong Enough” off her 1993 album, Tuesday Night Music Club, is exactly what the Spice Girls meant when they preached the gospel of girl power.
Listen to the chilling version of the classic hit!
Lorde will celebrate the success of her first full-length album, Pure Heroine, tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 pm. PT by taking to David Letterman’s stage inside New York’s historic Ed Sullivan Theater.
Raekwon leaves the track untouched for the most part, aside from adding a few of his own verses that sort of counteract Lorde’s original critiques of excessively indulgent musicians.
Cyrus, at 20, is hardly an old timer herself. And notably for the charts, that means the No. 1 and No. 2 spots (Cyrus is still in possession of the latter) were born in the ’90s.
Looking like a ’90s riot girl in her babydoll dress, New Zealand singer-songwriter Ella Yelich-O’Connor (aka Lorde) kept things laid back.
The tracklist for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ soundtrack has been revealed and it features a few well-known artists alongside some familiar up-and-comers.
Lorde talks about how she wrote her hit song, “Royals,” in an hour, loving HAIM and having no idea who Stone Temple Pilots are.
“So much has happened in my life and I really want the album to reflect those changes and experiences,” she said.
In the follow-up to “Royals” (now at No. 3 on the Hot 100), Lorde is speaking up for the underdog.
Lorde hasn’t even released a proper album yet, but she’s already reached No. 1.