Lorde: Being less an object of desire makes life easier in the music industry – Music News

Lorde says being “less of an object of desire” made her life in the music industry easier.

The “Mood Ring” singer insisted that while there is no doubt that there is a “double standard” when it comes to the treatment of men versus women in the music business, she does not. doesn’t feel “tied to the systems of our industry like a lot of women do.”

The New Zealand pop star told Variety’s Power of Women issue: “Being bold is vital because people are only going to listen to you if you speak up.

“It’s hard for me – I’m shy, I’m a shy girl. But, you always regret not being daring, and very rarely regret that you toughened up and did it.”

She continued, “I’m sure there is a double standard. I hardly consider myself an artist sometimes, just because I’m less of an object of desire.

“I don’t feel tied to the systems of our industry like a lot of women do, which is a really special place to be.”

The “Green Light” hitmaker called the industry a “fantasy and archetype” and insisted that anyone who thinks this is “real life” will be in trouble.

She added: “It’s a game and if you know the rules you also know how to break them.

“If you think the industry is real life, you’re going to run into problems. It’s fantasy and archetype.”

Lorde is set to be honored at Variety: Los Angeles’ Power of Women 2021 today (09/30/21).

The ceremony will return as a live outdoor event at the Wallis Annenberg Center, featuring Katy Perry, writer and activist Amanda Gorman, actress Rita Moreno and President of Warner Bros. Television Group Channing Dungey should also be recognized.

Michelle Sobrino-Stearns – President and Editor of Variety Group – commented: “Variety’s return to a live Power of Women event is particularly significant, as we strive to amplify the impact of the vital causes championed by our award winners. .

“We will come together in a safe place to recognize the exciting and groundbreaking work done by our award winners and all of the women featured in our Impact of Women report. “

The event – in partnership with Lifetime – will recognize award winners and other women working in media and entertainment to celebrate their philanthropy.

Lorde is recognized for her work with the 350 Aotearoa climate movement, while Katy is known for her charity Firework Foundation and Amanda is honored for her work with WriteGirl.

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