Royals was just the beginning…
Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter from New Zealand. She is more commonly known as Lorde.
She became interested in performing as a child and eventually signed with Universal Music Group in her early teens.
Lorde’s first single came out in 2013, Royals. This song hit the charts everywhere and resulted in her becoming the youngest solo artist to get a number one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 since 1987. Her accomplishments go on and on including a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, winning two Grammy Awards, and even two Brit Awards.
She isn’t just a musician, she likes to include subgenres into her music and pours herself into her lyrics.
Her mom always encouraged her to read books at a young age no matter what genre or type of book it was, Lorde admits that she has used that as lyrical inspiration in her music. This completely shows because her lyrics are thought out and full of life, they aren’t just words on a page.
Listening to her music, you can tell that she has poured her heart and soul into her lyrics and has used her own experiences. This makes her music so genuine and real, something that can be hard to find nowadays. Lorde is one who won’t disappoint, her music provides so much comfort and security. If you’re ever feeling down, just sit down and turn on Lorde’s music. Turn your thoughts off and just listen to her lyrics, every song tells a story that you can paint in your head.
She’s not afraid to be herself, she embraces who she is and her music. Lorde criticized mainstream pop culture in her first few major releases and identifies as a feminist.
Lorde expresses herself how she wants and shows us that she doesn’t care what people think about her. She represents herself as somebody who wouldn’t let mainstream pop culture mold her into who we want her to be, but as somebody who will be who SHE wants to be to make herself happy.
Her self-confidence shines bright and creates an inspiring light for all of us. Keep scrolling to read some of our picks of the best Lorde quotes and song lyrics from her chart-topping albums!
1. She gives good advice.
“My advice to young people wanting to make music and to be in this industry is to really spend your time making music. Make so much music you have no friends. Make music. Figure out what it is you love, and… because if you’re making cool art, then everything else will fall into line” -Lorde
2. Don’t be afraid to follow your dreams.
“If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.” – Lorde
3. Be fearless.
“Don’t be afraid. Be the kind of person your mother warned you about.” -Lorde
4. True happiness.
“We’re so happy, even when we’re smiling out of fear.” -Lorde
5. Technology is everywhere.
“Maybe the internet raised us, or maybe people are jerks.” -Lorde
6. There’s no limit.
“I don’t get why people say the sky’s the limit when we have footprints on the moon.” -Lorde
7. Explore a little.
“Like wildflowers you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” -Lorde
8. Everyone wants to be loved.
“Everyone’s competing for a love they won’t receive.” -Lorde
9. The key things in life.
“Two things to remember in life: take care of your thoughts when you are alone, and take are of your words when you are with people.” -Lorde
10. She doesn’t need anybody.
“I do not need someone to complete me, but if you wanted to, we could walk next to each other into whatever is coming next.” – Lorde
11. You should think about yourself.
“I know that it’s exciting running through the night, but every perfect summer’s eating me alive until you’re gone” -Lorde
12. She knows struggle.
“All of the dreams that get harder, all of the things that I offer you.” -Lorde
13. She spends late hours at record studios.
“Guess this is the winter our bodies are young and blue I’m at Jungle City, it’s late and this song is for you.” -Lorde
14. Sometimes we should focus on ourselves.
“I care for myself the way I used to care about you.” -Lorde
15. We need to let go sometimes.
“It’s time to let go of this endless summer afternoon.” -Lorde
16. It takes time.
“Now I’ll fake it every single day ’til I don’t need fantasy, ’til I feel you leave.” -Lorde
17. We can be melodramatic at times.
“I am my mother’s child, I’ll love you ’til my breathing stops, I’ll love you ’til you call the cops on me.” -Lorde
18. It’s normal.
“It’s just another graceless night.” -Lorde
19. We have our own versions of perfection.
“‘Cause all of the things we’re taking ’cause we are young and we’re ashamed send us to perfect places.” -Lorde
20. Be you.
“The way I dress and carry myself, a lot of people find it intimidating. I think my whole career can be boiled down to the one word I always say in meetings: strength.” -Lorde
21. Say what you think.
“Know I think you’re awesome, right?” -Lorde
22. We’re all afraid of growing up.
“I’m terrified of growing up. Once you become an , how to you step back from that? It’s something that wakes me up at night.” – Lorde
23. Be honest.
“I know about what you did and I wanna scream the truth she thinks you love the beach, you’re such a damn liar.” -Lorde
24. We overthink things sometimes.
“I overthink your p-punctuation use. Not my fault, just a thing that my mind do.” -Lorde
25. You should communicate.
“We keep trying to talk about us I’m someone you maybe might love.” -Lorde
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Rebekah Ludman is a writer and animal-lover who enjoys traveling. She’s a freshman at the California State University Long Beach majoring in journalism.