Long story short: This post may as well be titled, ‘One time back in December I sat down and interviewed Lorde for an hour, but then got distracted and didn’t ask half my questions but I recorded the whole thing and here it is (well, most of it anyway)’.
Short story long: Lorde, in case you aren’t already aware, is the pseudonym for a young (16 years young, to be specific) Takapuna Grammar student by the name of Ella Yelich-O’Connor. She’s a musician. She can sing, she can write. And before you go ahead and start thinking she’s some semi-good talent quest contestant, think again. Lorde has serious talent, as evidenced by this song that you must listen to before you read the rest of this interview, and the rest of her EP, ‘The Love Club‘. Download (for free!) and tell me you disagree – I dare you.
I discovered Lorde via the internet (as one does in this day and age), and after some extreme Facebook stalking on my part, and a bit of prodding at her now record label, Universal (thanks Justin!), I found myself sitting at a shared table in Little & Friday with her in the flesh, right next to me. I had planned to interview her in the way I usually interview models, but it turns out I am a useless interviewer because I got incredibly distracted and we ended up just having a good chat instead which, in my opinion, was much more engaging and interesting and fun. She was a delight. This is how it went down. (Warning: This is really, really long. Get comfortable):
Sashimi tuna. I’m going to say it. I’m gonna go there.
I don’t want to be one of those people who says black when it’s not actually a colour, so I’m going to say this colour [points to her sweater] – grey marl.
Oh, god, what’s even on trend? Oh shit, I hate blonde on the bottom of the hair and brunette at the top. That is fucked.
The dishes, I think. Yeah… Sunday night…
English. I came first in English this year. So random.
I have two sisters and a brother. I’m second oldest. I have an older sister and younger sister and brother.
I’m a Scorpio.