NY Times best-selling author pens new book
Andrew Trendell

09:55 20th March 2014

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Lord may only be 17-years-old and one album into her career, but rising superstar Lorde already has a book written about her - by a New York Times best-selling author, no less.

'Lorde: Your Heroine - How This Young Feminist Broke All The Rules And Succeeded', was penned by Marc Shapiro, the book "explores the many facets of Lorde including her feminist viewpoints, how intellectually inclined she is". Sounds like a heavy read, eh?

Shapiro said in a statement: "The intriguing thing about writing about Lorde is that she is so damned contrary to everything that pop music has become.

"She’s a true intellect whose songs have been guided by great authors and deep thinkers rather than the predictable template of current pop music. She’s smart, creative, a true individual and only 17. Stories that are too good to be true but that ultimately are just that makes a biography of Lorde truly something special."

The book is available on Amazon now.  We very much doubt that the Westboro Baptist Church will be ordering many copies...

Meanwhile, Lorde joins Foals and London Grammar among the names announced for this year's We Love Green festival in Paris - suggesting she'll be returning to Europe and the UK for more live dates this summer. We Love Green festival takes place at the Parc De Bagatelle in Paris, France from 31 May - 1 June 2014.

Tickets are on sale now. For more information visit Gigwise gig tickets. 

Below: 10 of Lorde's best and wisest quotes

  • When asked if she wants to work with David Guetta: "No. Fuck no. He's so gross."

  • "I think women who say, 'No, I'm not a feminist - I love men,' I think that is just...You don't know what it means. You think it means that, 'I don't shave under my arms, I burn my bras. Fuck men!' How could you be so uneducated, and so unwilling to learn about something which is so important to you?"

  • "Taylor Swift is so flawless, and so unattainable, and I don't think it's breeding anything good in young girls."

  • "Everyone is so obsessed with how everything looks, how the party will look through a lens the next day. We all have Tumblr and we all have Instagram and everything. People care so much about it because, now, any random can be famous on the internet if their world looks good on Tumblr."

  • "She’s great, but I listened to that Lana Del Rey record and the whole time I was just thinking it’s so unhealthy for young girls to be listening to, you know: "I'm nothing without you." This sort of shirt-tugging, desperate, don’t leave me stuff."

  • On ex-Disney stars: "The difference between those kids and me is that I grew up completely normally and went to parties and had that experience. I am way less inclined to be like, ‘Look! I’m f**king mental!'"

  • "I'm a feminist so certain things about music I find frustrating. I think pop is scarily powerful. There are a lot of shock tactics these days: people trying to outdo each other, which will probably culminate in two people f**king onstage at the Grammys."

  • "I've always really liked Kanye and I met him on Jools Holland. He was wearing a grill on his lower teeth and I had this barely suppressed desire to rub the grill. I didn't rub the grill."

  • "I think there's a funny culture in music that's only happened over the last 15 years, that if you have an opinion about something in music that isn't 100-percent good, you're a 'hater,' even if you have perfectly reasonable grounds for that critique."

  • "I love rap music because it just makes me feel way cooler than I really am."

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