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Lorde says she's "getting nearer" to the zone of writing big pop songs again

06 June 2022, 10:50 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Lorde told the crowd at her London show last Friday (3 June) that she's "getting nearer" to the zone of writing huge pop songs again, and said "the banger will always be on the horizon."

During Lorde's third Solar Power show at London's Roundhouse last Friday (3 June), she took a moment to speak to the crowd about writing big pop songs, and reflected on the nine-year anniversary of "Royals".

Lorde said that she "never thought a pop song would be the thing that changed my life," and spoke about how she remembered "pressing upload on SoundCloud" while sat in her parent's kitchen in her school uniform.

"Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to share in those moments with you because, in my opinion, a banger is not created until the audience participates," Lorde continued. "You can write a good pop song but you are the ones that turn it into that thing that we all know to be a banger."

Lorde also spoke about those big pop songs being the "guiding force in my life," and how "you don’t always have the banger in you."

She said, "We’ve had a really difficult, painful, lonely few years and artists take that, and they process it and they make something that’s maybe quieter, or more private. But the banger will always be on the horizon. I want to say thank you for being so welcoming and wonderful on this tour. I’m getting nearer to that zone again, where all I’m going to write is those sort of songs for us all to dance to, and to feel in our hearts. Thanks for changing my life." Skip to 42:35 to watch Lorde speak about bangers.

Lorde closed her speaking segment with a cover of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Run Away With Me".

Lorde will continue her Solar Power tour in Paris tomorrow (7 June), and will play Primavera Sound Barcelona on Friday (10 June).
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