At Lollapalooza Lorde sat down with Billboard to talk curating the soundtrack to 'Mockingjay', the next film in the Hunger Games franchise, new music she's working on, and 'Weird Al' making a parody of 'Royals'.
On curating the soundtrack to 'Mockingjay'
"I was really keen to curate it. I had this idea that it would be really cool and I think I know what is the right sound for the project. So they were really into it and it just started happening. It’s really been my baby, which is awesome.
It’s so rewarding, but it blows my mind that this massive studio has just handed the reigns over to a 17-year-old. I’ve literally been doing it by myself, contacting every artist, sorting everything out ."
On new music:
"I’m definitely writing new stuff. I don’t know how everything will end up. The first period of writing after you have recorded an album, it all sounds like the album before it. I’m trying to get that out of my system and move it to a new place. But I’ve been writing with some good people and just doing weird, cool stuff -- which is always good for being creative. "
On 'Weird Al' making a parody of 'Royals':
""Weird Al" is so cool! I’m so psyched to be on it. He asked ages ago if he could do it and I was like “PLEASE! Please, can you do something with “Royals.” I was listening to "Weird Al" parodies when I was like 10 — especially that one that he did of "Confessions" by Usher. How could I have been listening to that while I was young and … that’s me now."