9 Twitter Friends Lorde Needs On Her Musical Team

Stop tweeting and start recording!

“We’re on each other’s team,” Lorde sings in the bang-up single from her debut LP, Pure Heroine. Well, lady, I’d like to see that promise made manifest this year — with scads and scads of collaborations. What can I say? I’m greedy.

The 17-year-old singer has no shortage of admirers and famous friends — at least according to her Twitter feed — so it really shouldn’t be too hard to send out a few DMs that are all like, “Yo, let’s get together over pizza and other tasty treats and pen a #1 hit or two!!” Am I right? I think I’m right.

Over the last year or so, Lorde has chatted with more than a few folks on the Interwebs that I think she would make beautiful music with. Check out the nine tweets we hope lead to tunes below:


HAIM is already rocking out in the sidelines at Lorde’s shows, how easy it would be for them to just wander onstage and belt out a verse of “Bravado”… or four.


Lorde was down to work with Diplo when MTV News chatted with her last summer. Make it happen, kids, you’re chatty enough on the Twits — now take that talk to the studio.

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick already burst eardrums with his Grammy collab with Imagine Dragons, we can only (that band name — dragons) what he and Lorde could do.

Taylor Swift

These BFFs should take it to the next level. Duets.

Grizzly Bear And Vampire Weekend

A Lorde, a bear and a vampire sound like the makings of a far-out YA novel — or the best supergroup of all time.

Mac Miller

These dudes could give each other hair tips — and then make some musical magic.

Chance The Rapper

We’re not sure what Lorde’s response to the Chicago rapper means, but we’ll just translate it to: “Let’s drop a mixtape.”

Lady Gaga

Lorde and Lady? C’mon!


This dream could soon become a reality, as it seems Lorde is slated to perform at the BRIT Awards with the electronic music duo.

One down, eight more to go…

Brenna Ehrlich is a reporter for MTV News as well as the senior writer/editor for the O Music Awards. In the past, she served as associate editor at Mashable, penned a netiquette column for CNN and co-authored the blog and book "Stuff Hipsters Hate." She likes trying not to die in moshpits and listening to songs on repeat. Follow her on Twitter for news on cats and punk bands.