Lorde: 'The Irony Is Not Lost On Me'

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By Jesselle Maminta | December 13, 2013 3:01 PM EST

Lorde performs "Royals" at The Grammy Nominations Concert Live - Countdown to Music's Biggest Night event in Los Angeles CREDIT: REUTERS

Lorde claims she may never be a royal; but she is living like one these days. 

The 17-year-old singer speaks to Huffington Post about the 'royal treatment' being given to her alongside her newfound fame. But despite getting 'crazy bottle service' whenever she wants to, the teenage singer claims '(t)he irony is not lost on me.'

'I definitely don't feel like I'm living in a particularly extravagant sort of way - which I think is good because I think for me, personally, if I was thrown into that kind of thing, I wouldn't know how to deal with it, she said. 

'Every time I go out, it's with my mom and my band and my manager and all these adults who are looking over me pretty much, so it's pretty tame to be honest,' adds the singer.

Lorde has indeed come a long way, from uploading her own songs over Soundcloud back home in New Zealand to getting four Grammy nominations for her song "Royals" and for her album "Pure Heroine."

Lorde may describe the songs in "Pure Heroine" as songs typical of teenage life, but HuffPost notes that with the help of Joel Little, 'Lorde fashioned a moody, lyrically rich album told in a far more mature way than most teens would ever describe.'

Her folks over at Lava Records also admire her exceptional gift of creating songs with unusual depth out of otherwise ordinary teenage experience. This trait is what makes her a 'once in a lifetime type of artist,' according to its head Jason Flom. 

'When you consider how little life experience anyone who is 16 could possibly have, and then you listen to these lyrics, you go, 'Wow, how do you know?' She wrote these songs when she was 15,' says Flom. 

Flom also describes her as 'the opposite of many of today's pop stars' because 'there's something about her that she's not like other people. '

Lorde is also known for her outspoken comments on other artists, from David Guetta to Miley Cyrus and even Taylor Swift, though the two were recently spotted in a Japanese restaurant in Melbourne. 

'No one's ever going to tell her what to say,' said Flom. '(W)hen she says things, it comes from a place of honesty ... I don't think anyone can get mad at her for that.'

But Lorde herself questions if her being wise beyond her years is an odd thing, and blames other for trying to label her as the 'anti-other things that are happening right now.'

Moreover, she stands her ground in being different from everybody else. 

'My kind of interest in making music was born out of this desire to hear something that I hadn't yet heard,' she said. 'I guess it was never really going to be interesting for me to do something that had been done a lot of times. Because, yeah, I wanted to make something that I thought was fresh and felt kind of new.'

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