Lorde: Coolest thing ever to have my music on the radio

19/02/14

Lorde
Image caption The singer picked up two Grammy Awards and performed at the ceremony

Lorde has said she is grateful that her music is played on radio.

Speaking to Zane Lowe on Radio 1 the singer was asked about reports that she wants her number one single Royals pulled from radio over concerns that fans will grow bored of her music.

At the end of the day, you cannot be ungrateful for someone playing your thing on the radio
Lorde

The 17-year-old said: "I feel like it was a throw away statement.

"Because I wrote it when I was 15, six months before I turned 16, I was super young. As an artist I feel like I've grown so much since then."

She added: "At the end of the day, you cannot be ungrateful for someone playing your thing on the radio. It's the coolest thing ever."

'Pretty pumped'

During the interview she also said she is "pretty pumped" for her collaboration with Disclosure at this evening's Brit Awards.

The New Zealand singer, whose debut album Heroine peaked at number four in the UK album chart, said she was excited to be part of the ceremony.

"Because I'm not a Brit I was like 'It's cool'.

"This isn't even my award show so the fact that you're asking me to perform with Disclosure is a really great time."

Disclosure at Radio 1 Future Festival
Image caption Disclosure are brothers Guy (left) and Howard Lawrence

Earlier this week, Disclosure's Guy Lawrence told Zane Lowe they were looking forward to their performance at the Brits.

He said: "We kind of really wanted to do a collaboration with someone but you just kind of get paired with whoever they choose.

"You just have to do what you can with it but luckily we love Royals. She's [Lorde] very talented for such a young person."

Talking about how they'll perform the track, Guy said: "Musically, we've kind of treated it like a remix almost and then we've worked it out live."

Disclosure lead the nominations for this year's Brit Awards with Bastille, after being named in four categories.

Other artists confirmed to appear at the Brit Awards 2014 include Pharrell, Arctic Monkeys, Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding, Bruno Mars, Bastille and Rudimental.

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