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Lorde embarrased by 'Royals'

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 01:43

May 30 - The singer says while she is proud of her hit song, the tune takes her back to a younger, awkward age. Alicia Powell reports.

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She might be a two-time Grammy winner with Billboard chart clout, but Lorde says she is just like any other teen. SOUNDBITE: Lorde, singer, saying (English): "The concept of being a role model is a lot to carry. I am young enough that I am probably going to screw something up at some point in a really bad way and no one is going to want me as their role model anymore and I am going to feel bad. But that being said, I think it is awesome that young people and young girls are inspired by what I am doing." The 17-year-old's hit song "Royals" topped the charts for more than two months. However, the singer says while proud she is somewhat embrassed by the tune. SOUNDBITE: Lorde, singer, saying (English) "I mean, I wrote that song when I was like 15, an like, early 15, so, you know, a lot of the stuff you do when you are a kid you get embarrassed by. I don't know, it's like, I am still proud of it, but, yeah, it's kind of funny." Lorde, born Ella Yelich-O'Connor, is considered kind of an alternative version to other female artists of her generation. She notes feminism is important to her, even though it might not be obvious in her music. SOUNDBITE: Lorde, singer, saying (English): "That (feminism) is something that is really important to me personally, but I don't write overtly feminist music. I think the one thing that ties together everything that I do and everything I believe in is strength. You know, I always want to look strong, on stage I wear like suits and this dark lipstick. I think maybe that just relates to it, an inner strength." Lorde is currently writing new music for her next album.

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Lorde embarrased by 'Royals'

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 01:43