Lorde On Being ‘Sex Positive’: ‘I Have Nothing Against Anyone Getting Naked’


Lorde’s got a penchant for angsty teenage anthems, but the 17-year old is a lot more chill than you think. The New Zealand native channels her inner seductress for a grown-up V Magazine spread and inside, she’s talking S-E-X in the music industry.

“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,” she says about her musical peers. “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. 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. It just hasn’t felt necessary for me.”

Although the “Royals” singer is barely legal, she already feels like a pro, having been in the music business since age 12, and thinks that 2014 will be the year younger people take on executive roles.

“It seems like for a while the pop industry has been run by a bunch of 40-year-olds. I feel like maybe that’s about to change. There are young people doing such incredible things creatively at the moment. It feels good.”

—Nicole Brown

Photo Credits: Philippe Vogelenzang/V Magazin

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