Katherine Lowe from the blog 'Katherine Is Awesome' interviewed Lorde about her journey from being a girl in a school talent show to becoming a signed musician. Read a short snippet from the interview below, or read the full article here.
So, back to music. Inspirations. Is there anyone in the world doing what you want to do? Who’s doing what you want to be doing?
I reckon people like the Weeknd and Frank Ocean have a really good mix of being in the mainstream and being just fucking cool artists. I think they play it really smart. I just think they have the right kind of ‘fame’ I guess? I like what they do.
So you go to Takapuna Grammar? Are you going to finish school?
Yeah and yeah I am. I think my mum would kill me if I didn’t finish. I’m doing International Baccalaureate, which is a hard out school system.
I’ve heard of that, it means you can study anywhere right?
Yeah, it’s the most full on education system. That coupled with being really busy with this… [Laughs]
How did this whole thing start?
Well, I sang in my school talent show in Intermediate. It got videoed, and it got to a guy at Universal.
Yeah, and then they and I started having meetings with my parents. It was weird because I was 12 or 13, and you don’t know what you want to do when you’re 12 or 13.
So you weren’t thinking about it as a career then?
I really enjoyed singing and making music and stuff, but never considered it as a possibility.