Songwriters dream of success like this. Not often then that you hear that a singer/songwriter wants the radio to stop playing their Grammy winning song.
Singer Lorde has requested just that, stop playing her Song of the Year and Best Solo Pop Performance awards at this year’s GRAMMYs.
Few songs in 2013 had the impact of Lorde‘s breakout hit, “Royals.” The New Zealand teenager dominated the charts and airwaves with the track. The song pulled her out of New Zealand and put her in her the middle of the entertainment business in America.
In a recent interview, Lorde said she wanted to give her fans and listeners some breathing room before she released her next song. Given how often the song is played, it makes sense. It is a happy problem for the young superstar. Lorde says Royals isn’t her best song ( it’s pretty catchy) and there is more and better to come. She says there are better lyrics and melodies in the pipleline.
Lorde‘s hit song “Royals” is a response to what she was observing with all the excesses in the current hip-hop scene with all its references to expensive alcohol, beautiful clothes and expensive and or exotic cars. There is word that a photo in National Geographic of Kansas City Royals third baseman, George Brett is what really sparked the hit. Lorde says the word “Royals” on his jersey struck a chord with her and inspired her to write the song!
On Tuesday, April 16, Brett met with Lorde before her show in Las Vegas. And from the looks of the photo, they’re already old friends.
Lorde kicked off her North American tour with Lo-Fang on March 3 in Austin, TX.