If you can’t stop humming Lorde‘s hit ‘Royals,’ you’re not alone – the song seems to be everywhere these days. And there’s more where that came from: the 16-year-old is working on fresh material – the one thing that she says keeps her “sane.”
“I’m super focused on making new music at the moment, and that’s a good way to be if you’ve had some success with past music, rather than be like ‘How am I going to follow this one up?’” she told MTV in a recent interview.
“I think what everyone forgets is that there’s all this stuff, and then in the center is the music you make. I wouldn’t be doing this interview unless I have a record or a body of work to back it up; if there’s no music, there’s literally nothing.”
Lorde – whose album Pure Heroine has topped the chart – says music is the most important thing in her life.
“So I have to be like ‘You have to let me make music, or what is there for us to do?’ It’s the thing that I care about the most and it keeps me sane, so I’ve gotten pretty good at saying, like ‘No, I don’t want to do that boring thing, I want to do this cool thing.’”