Iconic rocker Dave Grohl has spoken out in high praise of Lorde.
The New Zealand-born songstress was recently part of a medley of female singers that fronted Nirvana at a gig celebrating their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York.
“When I first heard ‘Royals’ it was sandwiched between all of that other stripper pop,” Grohl told Rolling Stone. “I was so f**king relieved. I thought, ‘Hey, this might be another revolution’.”
He went on:
“I was driving my two daughters, Violet and Harper, who are 8 and 5 years old, started singing along.
“I was so happy and relieved that my two girls were singing a popular song on the radio that had some substance and depth, which I considered to be healthy for them as kids. I know that sounds kind of parent-ish.”
And explaining his decision to let the singer front his iconic band, Grohl said:
“There’s something about her that represented or resembled the Nirvana aesthetic
“She has an incredible future ahead of her as a writer, performer and vocalist.”