Lorde Tweets "Don't Underestimate My Skill" After Reports Of Split From Manager Scott Maclachlan
Yesterday it was reported that Lorde had split from her manager, Scott Maclachlan, and now the New Zealand pop star appears to have responded to those reports. In a series of self-affirming tweets, she made it known that she is the one in control of her career and that despite being young, she knows what she is doing.
Although this response is very vague, the timing of it suggests that she is referring to The Guardian's article in which reveal the reported split and then warn that a number of artists whose careers have lost momentum after splitting from the managers that saw their rise to fame, including Spice Girls, Lady Gaga, Snow Patrol, Jessie J, Duffy and even The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
According to the New Zealand Herald, who broke the news, the Lorde and Maclachlan split took place about a month ago for reasons that are not yet known. It is also unclear who will manage the "Royals" singer going forward.
Lorde's photo has also been removed from the website of Maclachlan's company, Saiko Management, who reportedly made more than $2 million from its relationship with the singer. Machlachlan, Saiko Management and her label Universal Music have all declined to comment on the situation.
As the Herald points out, Maclachlan signed Yelich-O'Connor in 2008 after watching a video of her talent show performance.
"What stood out was her voice, incredible texture, incredible interpretation of the covers she was singing," Maclachlan told the Herald last year. "For someone that young to be able to interpret songs like that and make them her own, that's very, very rare."
Lorde is in the midst of writing her second studio album, and it seems as though she's finding some inspiration from Robyn. Earlier this month, the "Yellow Flicker Beat" singer posted a lengthy note on her tumblr about her love of music and revealed that "Dancing On My Own" has inspired her Pure Heroine follow-up.
We are still awaiting an official confirmation, but it looks like Lorde isn't sweating it.
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