Lorde: ''Royals' and Macklemore's 'Thrift Shop' were kin to each other'

The 17-year-old singer has spoken out about her fellow Grammys nominees

Lorde: ''Royals' and Macklemore's 'Thrift Shop' were kin to each other'

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17-year-old singer Lorde has compared her hit single 'Royals' with fellow Grammys nominees Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' 'Thrift Shop', reports Yahoo Music.

'Royals' is nominated for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at tonight's ceremony (January 26), whilst 'Thrift Shop' is in the running for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.

Speaking about the similarities in the songs' anti-materialistic subject matter and their success, Lorde said: "I think maybe people gravitated towards those songs because maybe that's what people wanted to hear and found refreshing. It was a crazy thing; it did feel like those two songs were kind of kin to each other."

The singer, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor, also admitted that her life has changed since shooting to fame with the release of her breakthrough single 'Royals' and debut album 'Pure Heroine' in 2013. "I feel like I catch public transportation slightly less than I did," she revealed. "Just because I'm on a strict time limit, which is nice. But I still do it quite a lot!"

Lorde will perform at the Grammys tonight, where Beyonce and Jay Z, Madonna, Dave Grohl, Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham and Daft Punk will all make appearances, with the latter rumoured to be wearing Star Wars stormtrooper helmets for the ceremony.

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