Singer Lorde Admits to Looking Like Gollum When Performing

Dec 17, 2013 11:40am
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Maybe it should have been “Lorde of the Rings”?

The 17-year-old singing phenom whose song “Royals” made a huge splash in 2013, topping the Billboard charts, took to Reddit Monday to answer questions from fans.

When one fan asked about her often dark and goth style when performing on stage, Lorde answered the question in stride.

“When i’m onstage, i don’t think about how it looks, i just concentrate on really feeling what i hear,” she wrote. “But i totally know i look like gollum when i perform, so it’s cool.”

A hairless, bug-eyed creature from the “Hobbit” movies might have been a stretch for Lorde to cite in comparison, but at least the young singer has a great sense of humor.

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The Auckland, New Zealand, native, who just released her album, “Pure Heroine,” also spoke with V Magazine to say that while she might not be selling her music using sex the likes of Miley Cyrus, she has nothing against such behavior.

“People like to paint me in a certain way, but I’m a hugely sex-positive person and I have nothing against anyone getting naked,” Lorde, born Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor, said. “For me personally, I just don’t think it really would complement my music in any way or help me tell a story any better.”

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She adds that it’s just not for her.

“It’s not like I have a problem with dancing around in undies. I think you can use that stuff in a hugely powerful way,” she said. “It just hasn’t felt necessary for me.”

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