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Lorde aims for an "authentic teenage experience"

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Lorde: "The other teenagers sing other people's songs, which is fine, but it's not an authentic teenage experience."

New Zealand singer Lorde says that she and Taylor Swift are among the few artists who offer fans an "authentic teenage experience" in their music.

The 17-year-old, who broke thought with massive hit Royals last year, has forged a friendship with Swift and revealed that she often texts her asking for advice. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Lorde said of her and Swift's songwriting: "There are very few of us. The other teenagers sing other people's songs, which is fine, but it's not an authentic teenage experience."

She added that the music industry isn't as scary as people might expect. "If you want your music to be heard you can just put stuff on the internet and people can love it and that's cool.

"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.

"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'."

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