Lorde believes that teens don’t get enough credit from adults! She spoke with ES Magazine about her generation, and she spilled:
A lot of people seem to think that all teenagers are super-misguided and not at all ambitious. Such a high proportion of the people my age I know are super-driven, super-focused and super-creative in a way I haven’t seen a lot of adults being. People should stop worrying about their daughters. I don’t see a female without clothing as a terrible influence. There are worse things. Shooting people. Glorifying violence. You can’t not look at Rihanna. I would buy anything Rihanna sold me. The way Rihanna embodies being a sexual woman…She’s so fearless and confident, I just love her.
Teenagers are a lot wiser than you think. They have so many resources to make them wise now. But it will always be a constant that teenagers will not be as emotionally wise as adults. You can be as sophisticated and precocious as you want, but you can’t fake experience. That’s what I find endearing about the art that teenagers make. There’s something about that intensity.
How do YOU feel about Lorde’s thoughts on teens?