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The more I read about Lorde, the more I love her. The singer called out her fellow musicians for being crap role models recently.
“I think a lot of women in this industry maybe aren’t doing so well for the girls,” she tells The Fader.
“I’ve read interviews where certain big female stars are like, ‘I’m not a feminist’. I’m like, that’s not what it’s about.”
She added: “She’s great, but I listened to that Lana Del Rey record and the whole time I was just thinking it’s so unhealthy for young girls to be listening to, you know: “I’m nothing without you.” This sort of shirt-tugging, desperate, don’t leave me stuff.
“That’s not a good thing for young girls, even young people, to hear.”
Preach. I get stabby when I hear Selena Gomez singing about waiting around for The Biebs some dude, "All day, all night, I'll be waitin' standby". And then to hear the guys from One Direction singing about how "What Makes You Beautiful" is your low self esteem because you think you're hideous. Ugh.
Lorde's album Pure Heroine is out Oct. 28th. Fingers crossed that it will give us a taste of the '90s kickass girl power strength that music has been missing lately.