If you saw this years MTV VMAs, you'd remember Lorde's unusual performance of "Homemade Dynamite" in which she did an interpretive dance and didn't sing at all.
Lorde was suffering from the flu at the time, hence the choice not to sing. And a lot of people loved the dance! But others were not here for it.
So in an interview on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast that was recently released, Lorde broke her silence on the unconventional VMA performance. And of course, her words were insightful and so...LORDE. :)
“It’s sort of embarrassing to watch someone experience intense joy," she said. "Way more than pain... And I think that’s why people find what I do quite disconcerting.”
“I mean, this VMAs thing... People got, like, so angry about me performing at the VMAs.”
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“I just danced. I just danced!" she said.
And I danced with full fucking joy.
"Some people were like, 'We get it, we love it.' And some people were like, 'This is offensive that I have to watch this.'"
Lorde also spoke about the moment she finally realised where the negative reactions to her dancing were coming from:
“And I’m like, ‘Oh. It’s because it’s so private seeing someone experience such joy publicly.’"
“It’s really like, changed my life... being very unafraid of intense joy publicly. And privately," she concluded.
In conclusion: u do u, Lorde <3