The Cult's Ian Astbury loves that Lorde covered one of his songs as a 12-year-old.
A clip of Lorde performing "Edie (Ciao Baby)" and Rainbow's "Man on the Silver Mountain" at a talent show hit YouTube last month. Astbury watched it and tellsRolling Stone, "Her take on my song just melts my heart. It's so beautiful. She's a powerful young woman, and it's gratifying she went with that song."
Astbury adds that he's a fan of Lorde's current work because "she's writing her own songs. There is no machine behind her. So many other artists today have a big machine behind them, but these works genuinely come out of her."