Lorde Reveals What She Loves Hearing From Fans
We’re now less than two weeks away from the release of Lorde’s highly anticipated sophomore album Melodrama on June 16 and her return to the iHeartRadio MMVAs on Sunday, June 18. But before Lorde hits the stage at 299 Queen Street West, she’s getting back into the performing groove by playing some of the biggest festivals of the year.
Having already stolen the show at this year’s Coachella, Lorde again stunned with her performance of new material from Melodrama at the Governors Ball in New York this past weekend. Joined by her musical collaborator and co-writer Jack Antonoff for a number of songs, Lorde brought her high energy to the packed festival, dancing until she literally collapsed. You deserve a rest, Lorde.
The singer performed her track “Liability” while wearing a white lace shawl, the same costume she debuted during her appearance on Saturday Night Live earlier this year. As an artist who draws inspiration from a number of sources, Lorde recently toured a museum and revealed that many of her on stage costumes are inspired by artist John Singer-Sargent.
While discussing her artist inspiration, the singer also gave her fans the green light for approaching her on the street (or in smoothie shops with this as their opening line. “If you do see me in the street, tell me how you felt about something that I made because it literally blows my mind every time, ” said Lorde.
The singer, who is up for three iHeartRadio MMVAs this year including Most Buzzworthy International Artist or Group, iHeartRadio International Artist of the Year, and Fan Fave International Artist or Group, said she never gets tired listening to fans tell her about falling in love to her music.
“It’s always my favourite thing when people come up to me and tell me a specific story about a song or album and their relationship to it,” Lorde continued. “It’s like the best thing ever. It’s cool and it especially blows my mind when people are like, ‘Oh, I was listening to this album when I fell in love with my partner.’ You know, you’re like ‘Oh my god,’ because you know how that feels,” said Lorde. “To me that’s basically why I make music, hoping that maybe someone will fall in love to one of my songs one day, you know. It’s just like the best thing you can hope for.”
To reiterate, if you see Lorde, tell her the truth, which is that her music moooooves us, and you may have a new bestie.
Check out the full interview below and don’t miss Lorde performing at the 2017 iHeartRadio MMVAs on Sunday, June 18 at 9E/6P.
— i-D (@i_D) June 5, 2017