In an interview on TV3’s Campbell Live, Lorde talks to reporter David Farrier about her reaction to the parody of her in a recent “South Park” episode. A quick excerpt from that episode, featuring Lorde performing Randy Marsh’s original song “I Am Lorde Ya Ya Ya” has gone viral – totally out of context – on YouTube and Facebook today.
In the interview, Lorde also describes her immediate reaction after seeing the episode: “Yeah he has a moustache… I mean I have a moustache, but is it that prominent?” She also says she was inclined to start singing “I Am Lorde Ya Ya Ya” aloud in her hotel room. Just like the rest of us.
Here’s the original “South Park” rendition of the “I Am Lorde” song, for reference. You can check out the full episode, “The Cissy,” online at South Park Studios.