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Perry's Teenage Dream 'holy': Lorde

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 12/04/2017 Kerri-Ann Roper

Lorde says Katy Perry's song Teenage Dream "moves her" as much as any David Bowie song.

The New Zealand singer, 20, said the 2010 hit by Perry has "something holy" about it.

"There's this sadness about it, where you feel young listening to it, but you feel impermanence at the same time," she told the New York Times magazine.

"When I put that song on, I'm as moved as I am by anything by David Bowie, by Fleetwood Mac, by Neil Young. It lets you feel something you didn't know you needed to feel. There's something holy about it."

Lorde, whose full name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor, will release her second album Melodrama in June. Her first album, Pure Heroine, was released in 2013 and won her the praise of musicians such as Bowie, Taylor Swift and Kanye West.

The Royals singer revealed her new album will be based on a house party.

She told the US publication: "With a party, there's that moment where a great song comes on and you're ecstatic and then there's that moment later on where you're alone in the bathroom, looking in the mirror, you don't think you look good, and you start feeling horrible."

She released the album's first single, Green Light, in March and revealed Swedish producer Max Martin had described the song as having "incorrect songwriting".

"This wasn't an insult, just a statement of fact. It's a strange piece of music," she said.

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