Lorde Splits From Manager Who Made Her Famous
Lorde has split from Scott Maclachlan, the manager who helped discover the star and played a key role in turning her Pure Heroine debut into a breakthrough success.
The New Zealand Herald reports that Maclachlan’s company, Saiko Management, has removed Lorde from its list of clients on its website. While the reasons behind the split are still unclear, according to the Herald, the 18-year-old singer and her former manager parted ways approximately one month ago. There also isn’t word as to who has taken over management duties for the “Royals” singer.
Lorde is in the midst of recording the highly anticipated follow-up to her 2013 debut album. The Auckland-hailing singer-songwriter has teamed up once again with producer Joe Little for her second LP. Earlier this month, Lorde discussed the forthcoming project on Tumblr, explaining that after taking a few months off, she’s “just getting into making the next body of work, which is very exciting and scary but so validating.”
She also revealed that Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own” has proven to be an inspiration for her next album. “This song, to me, is perfect,” she wrote. “It’s happy and sad, fiery and independent but vulnerable and small, joyous even when a heart is breaking.”