Not only is Lorde pretty much the most down-to-earth 17-year-old there ever was, but she also has incredible grammar, too.
Our evidence? The informal, hour-long "Ask Me Anything" session she held on Reddit yesterday. After announcing the Q&A on Twitter, Lorde (formally known as Ella Yelich-O’Connor) went on to divulge fun personal facts ranging from her teeth obsession to her desire to one day go to college (during which she awesomely references Jennifer Lawrence). Her AMA was well-timed, too: as announced earlier today, the songstress will kick off a 15-stop American tour in 2014, beginning on March 3 in Austin.
As for some of her more pressing revelations? See below, and head to Reddit for the full AMA!
On regretting going into the music industry at such a young age: "actually, no. i feel like i learnt early on how things worked and that gave me a good understanding of what could be fucked with/which rules were dumb and shouldn’t have to be followed. plus, i can sit down with basically the most intimidating people in the industry and not flinch. and maybe even make them flinch. or cry. heh."
On her favorite book and movie: "favourite book is a tie between: what we talk about when we talk about love – raymond carver the night in question – tobias wolff everything ravaged, everything burned – wells tower battleborn – claire vaye watkins
and favourite film is probably a tie between take shelter fight club willy wonka and the chocolate factory (1971 version)"
On whether she plans to finish school: "not sure yet! obviously it’s hard at the moment, although i do read theses/academic writing from teachers regularly. i read this cool thing jennifer lawrence said the other day about learning about the world through books vs. her real world experience, and i’m definitely feelin that right now. but maybe that’s just a lazy person’s excuse"
On talking about teeth in her songs: "just a weird obsession that has been with me always. ironically, i hate dentists."
On which shampoo she uses: "my mum buys it in 2-litre bottles from the supermarket i don’t even know"