Lorde Wants To Write For Rihanna


Having conquered the US pop chart at an age when most are busy learning to drive, New Zealand native Lorde is already speaking to reporters about her plans for the future.

In a new interview with Clash, which we’ve admittedly never heard of before this post, Lorde revealed that she hopes to expand her presence in the music industry in the years to come. This involves releasing more music, of course, but she also revealed a desire to begin writing for other artists as well. She said:

“I haven’t written for other artists yet but I definitely want to,” the singer, real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor, says. “Obviously lyrics are a huge part of my music, and they’re so personal to me, so… It’ll be such a challenge to step out of my body. I can’t wait. Rihanna would be fun to write for because she’s done everything. And I’d love to write for – or with – Ellie Goulding, actually.”

When asked about the possibility of writing for a group, Lorde added:

“Girlbands are only cool if they’re so ridiculous it’s awesome, like the K-Pop girlbands with twelve people who rule the country. I’d write for a Korean girlband, definitely – some of their melodies are the best pop.”

Lorde’s breakout hit “Royals” continues to be a dominating presence at radio, so it’s safe to assume at least a few of her dreams will be realized in the year(s) ahead. Her debut album, Pure Heroine, is available now wherever music is sold.

Call me crazy, but isn’t it at least a little humorous that the girl we all love for writing anti-materialism anthems now wants to work with perhaps the most materialistically-driven vocalist in music?

You can view the video for “Royals” below. Comment and let us know if you think a Lorde/Rihanna collaboration sounds like something you’d pay to hear.

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two fat cats. He's also the co-founder of Antique Records and the Marketing Coordinator for Haulix. You should probably follow him on Twitter.

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