Lorde is opening up about her withdrawal from social media. In a conversation with Cazzie David by Interview magazine, the GRAMMY winner revealed the factors that led her to limit her presence in the public eye.
“Part of what made me feel peaceful on social media, in addition to feeling like I was losing my free will, was the sheer amount of stress I felt for our planet, the systemic racism and police brutality in this country,” Lorde. he told David.
The “Royals” singer has been largely absent from social media, and the center of attention, since 2018. She surprised fans with a post on her Instagram story in October, urging fans to vote in the election. from New Zealand and sparking new music.
In May, Lorde sent an email to her subscribers, explaining that she needed time to herself.
“You will probably be pleased to know that my hair is big and long again,” she wrote. “I think after Melodrama He came out and I said I wouldn’t put out another record until my hair was long, both because hair takes time to grow, and I knew it needed time, and because I knew the next record would require the longest, wildest hair yet. “
The singer explained that “she has never felt richer spiritually and in contact with the voices that guide her.” After giving an update on how he is doing amid the coronavirus pandemic and how life in New Zealand is “getting back to normal,” he said that after his dog, Pearl, died in November, he returned to the studio at December, “just for something to do.”
“And to my surprise, good things came out. Happy and fun things. I felt my melodic muscles flex and strengthen. Jack [Antonoff] I came to work in the Auckland studio and went to Los Angeles. Flowed, “shared.” One thing began to take shape. And then, of course, the world closed. We’re still working, Jack and I were on FaceTime for over an hour this morning going over everything. But it will take a little longer. “
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