'Royals' star keen to pen hits for other artists, including a K-Pop girlband
Lorde has revealed that she is keen to start writing songs for other artists with Rihanna being the name at the top of her wish-list.
The teenage pop star from New Zealand recently hit the Number One spot in America with her single ‘Royals’ and has seen her success attract the attention of prodcuer Dr. Luke (Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Jessie J). Speaking to Clash about her future plans, the singer-songwriter confirms that she would like to pen tracks for different people, including Rihanna and a K-Pop girlband.
“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.”
Asked about the possibility of writing for a group, Lorde adds: “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.”
Earlier this month Lorde said the lyrical content of her US Number One single ‘Royals’, which criticises the lavish lifestyle pop stars sing about in their songs, is not profound, adding that she is surprised that nobody else wrote anything similar before she got the chance to do so.
Lorde will release ‘Royals’ in the UK on October 20 followed by her debut full-length LP, ‘Pure Heroine’, on October 28. Speaking previously to NME about her desire to retain control over her music, she said: “Everything that’s put out with my name on it should be representative of me and what i want to do as an artist, as opposed to what some dudes in a room think is going to make a lot of money.”
The ‘Pure Heroine’ tracklisting is as follows:
‘Glory And Gore’
‘White Teeth Teens’
‘A World Alone’