Dave Grohl Sings Lorde’s Praise In A World Of “Stripper Pop”

Written by Tom Williams on 28th April, 2014

Dave Grohl Sings Lorde’s Praise In A World Of “Stripper Pop”

Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl has praised the talents of New Zealand pop phenom Lorde, citing her hit song Royals as revolutionary in a world of “stripper pop”.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Grohl has recalled the very first time he heard Lorde’s music. “I was driving,” Grohl detailed. “My two daughters, Violet and Harper, who are eight and five years old, started singing along,” he said.

“I was so happy and relieved that my two girls were singing a popular song on the radio that had some substance and depth, which I considered to be healthy for them as kids. I know that sounds kind of parent-ish.”

The Foo Fighters frontman described just how relieved and refreshed he was when he first listened to Royals. “When I first heard ‘Royals’ it was sandwiched between all of that other stripper pop,” he said. “I was so fucking relieved. I thought, ‘Hey, this might be another revolution.’”

Grohl also revealed that when he met Lorde, he told her, “When I first heard your song on the radio and my kids sang along I felt like there was hope for my kids to grow up in an environment which is more than just superficial.”

When Grohl and his fellow Nirvana bandmate Krist Novoselic decided to have female singers front Nirvana for their performances at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony earlier this month, they were most certainly pleased that Lorde joined them on stage.

“There’s something about her that represented or resembled the Nirvana aesthetic,” Grohl said. “She has an incredible future ahead of her as a writer, performer and vocalist.”

Check out footage of Lorde performing All Apologies, alongside Nirvana, below, as well as Royals – the song which started it all.

Watch: Lorde – Royals

Watch: Nirvana & Lorde – All Apologies


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