You might remember Lorde as “somebody we used to know.” She dropped some major hits that include Royals, Team and Green Light. However, since the middle of 2018, Lorde has basically disappeared from social media.
The only time we have seen her was last month. She came on to social media to urge fans to vote in New Zealand’s elections. Lorde also took this opportunity to hint at new music on Instagram.
Lorde also wrote an email to her fans in May informing them that she was hard at work on the follow-up to her 2016 album, “Melodrama.” She is collaborating with Jack Antonoff who also wrote a couple of songs for Taylor Swift.
“The work is so f*cking good, my friend. I am truly jazzed for you to hear it,” she said.
However, while talking to Cazzie David for Interview magazine, Lorde explained why she has been taking a break from social media.
Lorde Talks About Social Media Break
“Part of what made me peace out on social media. Apart from feeling like I was losing my free will. It was the massive amounts of stress I was feeling about our planet, about systemic racism. And about police brutality in this country,” Lorde explained.
Addressing her BFF Cazzie, Lorde described her as being reasonably neurotic. And said she does not understand how someone like her copes up with all that.
She also revealed that taking a social media break has allowed her to be more creative. There has also been less distractions, making her focus on creativity more.
“I think you’re able to make evaluations about society because of how voraciously you consume the culture of social media, which is obviously very different to what I do,” Lorde told Cazzie. “Doing that, for me, destroys the part of my brain that can make work.”
So if Lorde taking a social media break means more music for us then we are not complaining. Whatever helps her get her creative juices flowing. It is a win for us either way.
Cazzie David herself has put her creativity to good use. She released her collection of essays titled, “No One Asked For This” this week.