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Lorde Reacts to Criticism of the Brighter Sound of Her New Album 'Solar Power'

Lorde Reacts to Criticism of the Brighter Sound of Her New Album 'Solar Power'

Lorde is reacting to critics and opening up about her creative decisions.

The 24-year-old “Solar Power” singer sat down for an interview with Variety.

Here’s what she had to say…

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On embracing domesticity: “There’s a real beauty to it. Joni Mitchell encapsulated that so well. She was a towering genius, she was a homemaker, and those things coexisted. It’s opened up a whole different side of me as a writer and a thinker. I’ve lived through times where it was not cool to be empowered by the home. I’m definitely seeing, with my girlfriends and the women around me, a shift in that.”

On her creative decisions as a woman in the industry: “I’m trying to think of how to phrase this. There are specific archetypes that people want you to oscillate between. I’m sure there’s a double standard. I almost don’t think of myself as a female artist sometimes, just because I’m less an object of desire…I don’t feel bound to the systems of our industry the way a lot of women do, which is a really privileged spot to be in. People have listened to me when I’ve said, ‘This is not something I would ever do.’ It’s a game and if you know the rules, you also know how to break them. If you think that the industry is real life, you’re going to run into problems. It’s fantasy and archetype.”

On criticism of the brighter sound of her new album, Solar Power: “‘Oh, this sound is so light.’ Yes, it’s light intentionally. I actually think optimism is super cool. I begrudge no one what they want from me, but as someone who’s done both, lightness is way harder to achieve than darkness.”

She also recently revealed she only uses one social media app.

For more from Lorde, head to Variety.com.

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