Lorde gets candid about life in the spotlight: 'I'm not built for pop star life'

Lorde gets candid about life in the spotlight: 'I'm not built for pop star life'

The singer recently made her music comeback with Solar Power, her first release in four years.  

Lorde has mixed feelings about being a superstar. In her cover story for Vogue's October issue, the 24-year-old singer opened up about the difficulties that come with being one of the biggest names in music today. 

"I'm great at my job, but I'm not sure I'm the man for the job. I'm a highly sensitive person. I'm not built for pop star life", she told the magazine. "To have a public-facing existence is something I find really intense and is something I'm not good at. That natural charisma is not what I have. I have the brain in the jar."

Despite having trouble with being under the spotlight, Lorde explained that she has finally learned to find the balance between her public and private lives, saying:  

"For whatever reason people have allowed me to say, okay, I'm going to come and do the thing— do the shoot, do the red carpet, speak to the journalists, put the music out — and when I've done it to the point of total exhaustion, when I have completely quenched that thirst — I'm going to go home, and you're not going to see me for two or three or four years."

"I'll be doing the other thing, which is being there for every single birthday and dinner party and cooking every single meal and going on every single walk and taking every single bath", she continued. "And when I've done that, and I'm like, all right, that's enough of that for a little while, I'll come back again."

Last month, the hitmaker made her musical return after a four-year hiatus with Solar Power, her first release since 2017's Melodrama. During a July interview with Vogue, Lorde clarified why she takes so much time in between albums.

"Well, I just have to go and live my life so that I have stuff to write about", she noted at the time. 

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