Lorde speaks out about the pressures of being a teen role model


Lorde has received plenty of positive reviews for her performance at Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival, last weekend.

But despite the singer’s success, Lorde has admitted her new found fame has brought new pressures, which includes being a role model to young woman.

“I definitely think about the imprint I’m leaving on people my age. Particularly girls. I’m sensitive to how women are portrayed because sometimes it kind of sucks.”

The 17-year-old is still shocked about her international success, as this time last year, no one knew who Lorde was.

“Well, I guess it has been fast. But I don’t feel like it’s moving faster than I’m taking it in. I feel very on track with it.”

The Royals singer, says she wants to portray a good message to fans, but feels the title of “role model” is too much pressure to place on her.

“But being a role model is crazy because I’m probably going to screw up at some point. Probably soon. And people are going to be like, ‘You’re not a good role model.’ But I figure, I’m 17 and I’m very much imperfect. I dunno. I’m just figuring this out as well and I think people are aware of that.”