16 Things Lorde Can Teach You About Music

From The Cramps to Kanye West, this girl’s library is all over the place.

You already know that Lorde is basically the most relatable person to follow on the internet, but did you know she’s been posting all of the coolest music recommendations for you to listen to?

Her favorites are plastered all over her Twitter, T-shirts and tour lineups. From Krautrock bands to Kanye West, one thing is sure: Lorde loves sharing her seriously eclectic taste with you. Behold: the ultimate Lorde playlist.

1. Of course she can’t help but sing Kanye’s beautiful “Bound 2…”

2. …and she can’t resist seeing an old-school Interpol song played live.

3. She collaborates with artists like spooky New York-based composer Son Lux…

living inside the lovely new @sonlux record at the moment. this track in particular:

— Lorde (@lordemusic)

4. ..and brings artists like Devon Welsh’s ethereal electronica project Majical Cloudz on tour with her.

and @majicalcloudz will be supporting every night-- if you haven't seen this man perform you are in for an intensely emotional and raw treat

— Lorde (@lordemusic)

5. Some days, she just wants to jam out to West Coast golden boy Kendrick Lamar…

today is a @kendricklamar kind of day i think

— Lorde (@lordemusic)

6. …and other days she wants to scream to songs like “Interference Fits,” by Syracuse punk band Perfect Pussy.


— Lorde (@lordemusic)

7. She loves her buddy Raury, who’s basically the 18-year-old Prince 2.0

@Raury i like you very much

— Lorde (@lordemusic)

8. …along with her bubbly indie pop star friend (and hair twin) Charli XCX.

last night I dreamt I was at a train station in Germany with @lordemusic and she bought me a Capri sun. thanks girl :)

— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx)

9. She’ll see influential Krautrock masters, Kraftwerk live in concert…

went to KRAFTWERK tonight. what a show!

— Lorde (@lordemusic)

10. …but is more than down to dance her ass off to Pharrell.

last night pharrell pulled james and i and heaps of others onstage and we danced to happy with big smiles on our faces and hearts

— Lorde (@lordemusic)

11. She’ll rock a T-shirt for the ’70s super-gothic punk band The Cramps on the cover of Rolling Stone

i have to keep reminding myself that this is my life. this month's rolling stone cover girl: yours truly

— Lorde (@lordemusic)

12. …but can appreciate Ryan Adams’ folksy ballad “Magnolia Mountain.”

on the rocks / on the mountain my saviour made / steady my soul and ease my worry / hold me when i rattle like a hummingbird hummin'

— Lorde (@lordemusic)

13. She has a soft spot for the French dance-pop band Phoenix…

award for the sweetest enthusiastic broken english stage banter goes to (and will always go to) thomas mars

— Lorde (@lordemusic)

14. …and reps her fellow New Zealanders, like the chill pop band Broods.

georgia/caleb/joel once again delivering the power chorus/crying tummy butterfly feels/second verse switchups i love

— Lorde (@lordemusic)

15. In Lorde’s world, Jamie xx’s chilling song “Girl” is a choice song…

just got to ldn, this is the groove

— Lorde (@lordemusic)

16. …as is a little bit of new Bieber!

fffffuck this new bieber "looking for you" is truly great

— Lorde (@lordemusic)

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