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Lorde: The Rolling Stone Cover Shoot

See the 17-year-old New Zealand pop sensation pose (and even smile) for our cameras

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Noah Berlow

At our photo shoot for Lorde's new Rolling Stone cover, the articulate teen chatted about everything from her literary influences to her style icons to her stubbornness when it comes to guiding her own career. "People don't like girls who don't smile," she told contributing editor Rob Tannenbaum in our cover story — but she ventured a few grins on our set. Talking about authors she admires, she says, "I am really into how words sound out loud, so I was always the kid who would, like, read the page of the book to herself in her room over and over and over."

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Lorde, Video, Behind the Scenes, RS1201

Noah Berlow

Words of Wisdom

"My advice to young people wanting to make music and to be in this industry is to really spend your time making music. Make so much music you have no friends. If you’re making cool art, then everything else will fall into line, I think. If it’s good enough, if it’s cool enough, if it has enough emotion in it, people will listen, and people will love it. And there’s nothing else."

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