Raekwon leaves the track untouched for the most part, aside from adding a few of his own verses that sort of counteract Lorde’s original critiques of excessively indulgent musicians.
Looking like a ’90s riot girl in her babydoll dress, New Zealand singer-songwriter Ella Yelich-O’Connor (aka Lorde) kept things laidback for her hit “Royals” and got a little riled up for new song, “White Teeth Teens.”
Lorde talks about how she wrote her hit song, “Royals,” in an hour, loving HAIM and having no idea who Stone Temple Pilots are.
“So much has happened in my life and I really want the album to reflect those changes and experiences,” she said.
In the follow-up to “Royals” (now at No. 3 on the Hot 100), Lorde is speaking up for the underdog.
Lorde hasn’t even released a proper album yet, but she’s already reached No. 1. Universal announced today that the album would be out Sept. 30.
With the breakout song “Royals,” 16-year-old New Zealand native Lorde has crashed the international music scene, now earning American radio play with moody and minimal melodies driven by the power of her soaring, intimate vocals.