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Lorde Reveals What She Really Thinks of Her Debut Album Now

Lorde Reveals What She Really Thinks of Her Debut Album Now

Lorde is looking back.

The 24-year-old “Solar Power” singer sat down for a conversation with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 for his “At Home With” series.

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On how she approaches her idea of wellness: “I definitely thought about wellness in many forms for this album. But this song is very much getting at the deep weirdness to it and the questionable elements of white women like me, trying to achieve a sense of spiritual oneness. Whether they’re burning sage or palo santo or having this crystal around. There’s a lot to it and I wanted to…it’s literally big business.”

On her debut album: “That album, to me, is just that mixture of toughness and cluelessness that you have at 15. I felt totally invincible and also totally uninformed, or very specifically informed by my existence up to that point, being a kid on the North Shore. But I don’t know. Yeah. It’s so cozy to me when I think about it. I listened to it recently, and I was like, ‘Man, just the feeling of being out after dark as a kid, waiting at some bus stop or being in someone’s car, it was kind of exotic to be on your own and doing your own thing.’ And I remember so many pairs of off-brand headphones from the $2 shop, listening to music that I’d ripped off YouTube. You like what you like, and you sort of pull it towards yourself. But, yes. I was tough at that age. It’s cool to think about baby E.”

On how the impact of her music may be delayed: “I just feel with a song like this and an artist like Karen Dalton, that maybe even she was aware when she released it, that it might take 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 years and one person at a time, to truly identify with how amazing she is. I wonder, yeah. Because she was a contemporary of Bob Dylan. It was his favorite artist. She’s a Greenwich Village folk artist. There really is a universe where she became like Joni Mitchell but for whatever reason. And I love journeys like that. I think about it a lot. It’s not always going to happen right at the time. I feel like my music is a little bit like that. Sometimes it takes a couple of years for people to be like, ‘Oh, okay. Yes, yes.’ And I love that. I have tons of things like that in my life where this album that I’ve been meaning to listen to it for years. And then it finds me. And I’m like, ‘Oh my God, this was out there the whole time. And it was waiting for the right moment.’”

Lorde also recently revealed her thoughts about her music box not being eligible for the charts.

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