Is there anyone who isn't BFFs with Taylor Swift these days? The "I Knew You Were Trouble" chanteuse has been spotted hanging out with everyone from Sarah Hyland and Jaime King to Selena Gomez and Hailee Steinfeld in recent weeks -- and now a new Rolling Stone profile on Lorde reveals that she also texts back and forth with the 17-year-old "Royals" songstress.
At one point during the magazine's interview with Lorde (real name: Ella Yelich-O'Connor), the New Zealander frets over what to buy as a Christmas gift for her manager. She's torn between a hand-shaped brass bowl and a "minimalist globe table lamp," so she texts
Swift is one of those rare artists who have what the Grammy-nominated newcomer calls "real teenage voices." "There are very few of us," she tells RS. "There's Tavi [Gevinson] and the Rookie [Mag] group, King Krule, and, to an extent, Jake Bugg. The other teenagers sing other people's songs, which is fine, but it's not an authentic teenage experience."
Indeed, Lorde has made a name for herself by refusing to conform to any kind of cookie-cutter pop star mold. She has very clearly distanced herself from the likes of Britney Spears and Selena Gomez, whose song "Come & Get It" she dissed as anti-feminist.