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Lorde wants hit song ‘Royals’ pulled from radio due to overexposure

Lorde performs at Silo Park on January 29, 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand.
(Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

Grammy winning singer Lorde is a bit overwhelmed with the fame. According to a report by The Independent on Feb. 18, the New Zealand singer actually wants her hit single “Royals” pulled from the airwaves because she fears people will get bored with her music.

The young singer wants to give her listeners some breathing room before she releases fresh music. At this point, she feels “Royals” is a bit overplayed on the radio. In an interview with V Magazine, the 17-year-old opened up about the “craziness” of a song that just took her 30 minutes to write.

“I want to let people stop hearing Lorde on the radio all the time, because it’s kind of crazy at the moment.”

Lorde also admitted that the chart-topping song that landed her Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year at the 56th Grammy Awards isn’t her best work. If that is the case, then fans are in for a real treat.

“I definitely don’t think ‘Royals’ is my best song. I understand why it worked and why it was kind of a hit, I can see those qualities in it, but at the same time there’s part of me that’s like…’these melodies are just not as good as something I could have written now’.”

The rising star is up for another award. She is nominated for International Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards on Wednesday night (Feb. 19). She will also be performing with electro duo Disclosure. As much as she wants the exposure to cool down a bit, in the world of music, sometimes songs just take on a life of their own.

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