17-year old New Zealand star Lorde has recently spoken about her success and claims that taking time to work on her debut album by isolating herself from friends helped her grow.
Lorde has given the same advice to young people – even though she’s young herself – and said that to be successful you have to spend time making music and if it’s that good everything else will fall into place.
Discussing new stars and how they should use her secret to success Lorde spoke in depth with Rolling Stone magazine about what she’d advise others to do.
The 17-year old said: “My advice to young people wanting to make music and to be in this industry is to really spend your time making music,”
“Make so much music you have no friends. Make music. Figure out what it is you love, and. . .because if you’re making cool art, then everything else will fall into line.”
She continues: “If it’s good enough, if it’s cool enough, if it has enough emotion in it, people will listen, and people will love it. And there’s nothing else.”
Lorde also said she advises young people who want a career in music to pick their moves wisely as a bad move could potentially come back to haunt you at a later date.
She said: “You have to go into it with an idea of who you are and what you want to do, and you have to have an idea of the things that you won’t do, and the things that you want to aspire to,”
Lorde added: “Because if you have clear goals and absolute no’s for yourself, then people can figure it out.”
“And then you won’t be left like, “Oh, shit, why did I do that …” I don’t know, juice commercial.”
Listen to ‘Royals’ below which was taken from the singers debut album ‘Pure Heroine’