Lorde thinks ‘Royals’ “sounds horrible” & reschedules her Australian tour

by Martin
Taylor is good pals with Lorde (© BBC)
Lorde at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow (© BBC)

Lorde at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow (© BBC)

17-year-old singer-songwriter from New Zealand Lorde was recently in the UK performing at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow where, of course, she performed her biggest hit ‘Royals’.

However while we LOVE the tune, Lorde has confessed that she’s not a huge fan of it herself anymore.

Lorde, real name Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor (we’ll stick with her stage name) told Scotland’s the Daily Record that hates the tune, after it’s over exposure and dozens of cover versions.

She explained: “I listen to it in every single form except the original one I put out, and I realise that actually it sounds horrible.”

The ‘Royals’ sensation also commented that the track “sounds like a ringtone from a 2006 Nokia” adding that she doesn’t think any of the melodies “are cool or good”.

Meanwhile the young singer has also revealed that she’s upset after being convinced to postpone her Australian tour recently due to illness.

The ‘Team’ singer was due to perform a series of shows across Australia last month (April) but has now rescheduled those for July.

The new Australian tour schedule can be seen in full below:

  • July 5th – Perth Challenge Stadium (rescheduled from April 29th)
  • July 8th – AEC Theatre, Adelaide (rescheduled from April 27th)
  • July 11th – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (rescheduled from May 2nd)
  • July 12th – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (rescheduled from May 3rd)
  • July 15th – Melbourne Festival Hall (rescheduled from April 24th)
  • July 16th – Melbourne Festival Hall (rescheduled from April 26th)
  • July 19th – Newcastle Entertainment Centre (rescheduled from May 4th)
  • July 20th – Brisbane Riverstage (rescheduled from May 6th)

Original tickets are still valid for the new dates however if fans aren’t happy and do not want to attend the new dates then refunds can be requested.

These requests must be made to the original place of purchase and must be done by 5pm local time on the 6th of June.

Check out Lorde performing the million-selling track at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow this past weekend and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Lorde at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow (© BBC)

Lorde at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow (© BBC)

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