Lorde – the New Zealand-born pop star – came into the fire-lit lounge of her downtown Manhattan hotel a few minutes past 11 – apologizing for the lateness of the hour — funny story she said.
She’d been commuting daily to a Greenwich Village recording studio – plugging away at new music but today U2 who had reserved the space arrived and commandeered it.
Lorde found a smaller studio available farther uptown and though the move was inconvenient she saw the humor in being inadvertently evicted by Bono — it was just one more marker of how strange her life has been since she became famous four years ago at 16.
‘I actually saw the Edge in the gym here’ she said with a grin.
‘I thought about saying something but I decided, Nahhh’.