Lorde revealed she had experienced the “highest of highs” and the “lowest of lows” over the past year in a heartfelt letter to her fans.
The 25-year-old Kiwi singer opened up in her latest email newsletter titled ‘The Path’, revealing that she ‘used to sit alone in her hotel room on show days, binge watch [the Great British] Bake Off’ – but has now spread her wings and enjoys exploring ‘every town, walking miles, eating gelato after dark, finding tiny wine bars’.
She also reflected on her latest album Solar Power and the public reaction to her new sound.
Lorde (pictured in England on May 29) said she had experienced the ‘highest of highs’ and the ‘lowest of lows’ over the past year in a heartfelt letter to her fans
‘It’s been a year since I announced the release of Solar Power. I can honestly say this has been the year with the highest and lowest I think I’ve ever had,’ she wrote.
“It took a while for people to get the album – I still get emails every day from people who just saw it now!” – and that answer was really confusing and sometimes painful to sit at first,’ the Royals hitmaker added.
She said she had “learned a ton about herself” since releasing Solar Power and had “been able to work on some big personal stuff that made it pretty hard to do stuff like travel or play music. shows”.
Lorde (pictured in Dublin on June 5) said she had recently discussed solar power with a friend who told her it was ‘one of those things that gets done between the peaks’
“I’ve learned a lot about myself and how I’m perceived by creating and releasing this album, and I feel much more connected and alive in my artistic practice and my life than almost ever before.” she continued.
“It’s been interesting as the year progressed taking artwork (films, albums, TV shows, visual arts) made during and around the pandemic, and feeling like the most of them have a greater degree of interiority than others made by this artist before.
“You already know my belief that artists work to metabolize collective sentiment, and it makes sense to me that when collective sentiment in recent years has consisted of long periods of isolation, vulnerability, abject terror and questioning existential, these feelings would be reflected in the art of the time.
Lorde also said she recently discussed solar power with a friend who told her it was “one of those works that get done between the peaks.”
‘[It’s] genre [of album] necessary for makers sometimes, no less valuable. In fact, there can be no peaks at all without such work,” she explained.
“I think that’s true of the record. I needed to go lower, roll a neon ball through the tall grass and see what happened. Playing SP songs live every night in what is arguably my best live show is also an amazing feeling – it all makes sense there, both to you and to me, in a new and vivid way.
“And thanks to SP, I was able to work through some big personal issues that made it pretty hard for me to do things like travel or play shows without being completely overwhelmed.
“I used to sit alone in my hotel room on show days, watching Bake Off, Ambien and Vitamin D by the bedside, my skin pale, my stomach knotted in fear.
Lorde released Solar Power last year, and the racy cover quickly made headlines
“These days I’m on the doorstep of every city, walking miles, eating ice cream after dark, finding tiny wine bars, trying on vintage clothes on secret streets , I’m laughing with friends and playing better and better for you as a result. So there you go. Thank you for everything.
It comes after Lorde revealed she has a newfound body confidence and is “obsessed” with showing off her abs.
“The trend to pull out my stomach has coincided with me being completely obsessed with pulling out my abs,” she told Vogue Australia.
“I can really do stuff with my body now.”
It comes after Lorde (pictured in Dublin on June 5) revealed she has a newfound body confidence and is ‘obsessed’ with showing off her abs
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