Lorde talks new music: ‘I’ve changed a ton’
CHICAGO — Backstage at Lollapalooza, 17-year-old Lorde (given name Ella Yelich-O’connor) may appear as whatever viable adolescent, nestled into a sofa with her cellphone by her side, wearing an open to, matching striped shirt and jeans. Anyway this one holds a Billboard record, for the longest-standing No. 1 by a female craftsman on the option outline, with megahit Royals.
That she has turned into a frank good example for adolescent fans — “It would be innocent of me not to attempt be their (agent) decently well and be a sensible voice for them also,” she says — and has been tapped to minister the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 in simply over a year is decent.
“Everybody is simply so attracted to the movies and the books,” says Lorde of the undertaking, out this fall, affirmed a day in front of her set Friday night at Lollapalooza. “Also every craftsman I connected with was similar to, ‘I love The Hunger Games.”
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While she won’t name names with respect to the specialists she has approached for the venture, Lorde says she intentionally highlighted up-and-comers. “I did notice myself inclining toward a great deal of adolescent specialists in light of the fact that its a motion picture about youngsters, and the vitality in it is unstable and forceful and imprudent and simply feels exceptionally young.”
She had formerly helped a tune to the establishment’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, a spread of Tears for Fears’ Everybody Wants to Rule the World. For the imminent film, she has penned the lead single, co-composed with maker Joel Little. At the point when composing for a soundtrack, “you’re continually going to take advantage of something that you didn’t with your own particular music — you know, its very much a particular state of psyche,” she says. “All the characters are in very much an extraordinary sort of headspace, so I think you can sort of hear that in the tune. Yet it was critical to me that it stood separated from the film too, in the same way as it would be a solitary that I’d discharge, and I think it lives up to expectations.”
Notwithstanding picking the craftsmen, Lorde says she likewise guided the general vibe of the soundtrack. “Sonically, I had a certain thing that I had taken advantage of when composing the single and I was listening to a cluster of diverse references that were all sort of the same vibe. … So I knew musically precisely the sort of perspective that I needed.”
While Lorde has been occupied with touring — she leaves on her third North American tour Sept. 5 in Philadelphia — she has additionally been chipping away at new material. “I’ve been composing a cluster for all various types of purposes and all diverse voices and not so much simply my vibe,” she says. “What’s more I think the collection will take a second, for me to escape this headspace and, in the same way as, begin assaulting that.”
With respect to what’s in store on this next collection, Lorde says her songwriting has developed, nearby with her music-listening palette. “I changed a ton, on the grounds that in the last 16, 17 months, all the music I’ve been listening to has changed a ton,” she says. “Much the same as parcels more music, parts more distinctive music — I’m searching out music that is hard to listen to instead of simply listening to fun (stuff) constantly, which I think influences