Lorde: 'I'm Trying to Move My Music to a New Place'

Singer admits her new songs sound too much like her debut album.

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Lorde has admitted she is struggling to write new songs - because they sound too much like her debut album.

The New Zealand singer said she is trying to move her songwriting to a new place, instead of repeating the style of her 2013 debut album "Pure Heroine."

Speaking to Billboard after her performance at Lollapalooza festival, Lorde said (via NME): "I'm definitely writing new stuff. I don't know how everything will end up. The first period of writing after you have recorded an album, it all sounds like the album before it.

"I'm trying to get that out of my system and move it to a new place. But I've been writing with some good people and just doing weird, cool stuff, which is always good for being creative."

Lorde is curating the soundtrack of the new "Hunger Games" film "Mockingjay: Part 1," which is due out in November and will feature her first new music since "Pure Heroine." "I'm literally doing it myself," said Lorde. "I'm contacting every artist." She added that "there'll be some artists you'll be super-surprised by. You'll be 'What? I haven't heard from them in ages,' but in a good way."

After her hit "Royals" was parodied by Weird Al Yankovic for his new album "Mandatory Fun," Lorde said: "I'm so psyched to be on it. He asked ages ago if he could do it, and I was 'Please can you do something with 'Royals?'" I was listening to Weird Al parodies when I was 10."

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    Having a hard time being creative? Probably because Lorde is another run of the mill singer who got overly praised because of some record label guy's ulterior motives. Sorry love, I'd have a big head too if everyone put me on a a pedestal. But the truth is you're just not that great.
    thats what ive been saying
    It's true, she is nothing special. I can go out to a local music show and watch several artists who sound just like Lorde and who have been around for much longer.
    Actually she was huge in Australia before she even signed to your record label guy.
    She's had a record deal since she was 13, I doubt she was huge in Australia at that age.
    "I'm definitely writing new stuff." Implying she wrote a song before.
    Uh. "Royals" (Written by Lorde and Joel Little) "Tennis Court" (Written by Lorde and Joel Little) Literally every song on her debut EP and album gives her a songwriting credit, aside from one cover of a Replacements song included as a bonus track on some editions.