Legendary rock artist David Grohl is hopeful that good pop music is still alive through the music of Lorde.
Dave Grohl appreciated Lorde’s song ‘Royals’ when he heard it on the radio along with his eight and five year old daughters, Violet and Harper.
Grohl said he was very happy hearing his daughters singing along to a pop song that has depth and substance. That kind of music is healthy for his daughters as children, Grohl said. He sounded like a true parent protecting his children from bad music.
The Foo Fighters frontman is not a big fan of most of today’s mainstream music. He said he first heard ‘Royals’ on the radio while the rest of the stripper pop songs were being aired. He said he was relieved when he heard Lorde’s song, because it may be a start of another music revolution.
When Grohl met Lorde, he told her that her music made him hopeful that his children wouldn’t be listening to superficial music as they grow up.
He brought in female singers to sing Nirvana, which was performed at the Hall of Fame. He believed that Lorde would be perfect for the performance.
Grohl said Lorde has a bright future as a vocalist, songwriter, and performer. Lorde has that factor that resembles or represents the Nirvana Aesthetics, he said.
Lorde was born Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor on November 7, 1996. Her first album was The Love Club released in November 2012. ‘Royals’ her first single instantly topped the New Zealand Top 40 chart. She also topped the 2013 Billboard Hot 100. Her debut album Pure Heroine released in September 2013 gained international success and was critically acclaimed. She received four nominations during the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, where she won Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year.