Yes, as “Royals” begins its third week atop Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, the 16-year-old sensation is beginning to reap the benefits of Stateside success … like rubbing elbows with members of the pop elite.
“I’ve heard from lots of people — almost too many to mention! But Dr. Luke was particularly impressive,” she says in a new interview with Clash magazine. “It’s like ‘You’re Dr. Luke, You’re like Rambo. He’s pop royalty. I imagine him living in some ice palace with Nordic maidens and wind chimes. He’s cool. I find what he does so fascinating.”
Lorde didn’t say if she plans on actually working with the Good Doctor any time soon, though she did tell the magazine that, these days, she’s becoming increasingly interested in writing for other artists, and revealed her wish list of potential collaborators. And though she still jokingly refers to herself as “a disgusting person,” she’s definitely looking to clean herself up, and cash in on some of her new-found clout.
“I haven’t written for other artists yet, but I definitely want to,” she said. “Obviously, lyrics are a huge part of my music, and they’re so personal to me, so … it’ll be such a challenge to step out of my body. I can’t wait. Rihanna would be fun to write for because she’s done everything. And I’d love to write for — or with — Ellie Goulding, actually.”