Lorde re­veals her witchy ways

Sunday Mail - - CONFIDENTIAL -

DOES the se­cret to teenage mu­sic sen­sa­tion Lorde’s suc­cess lie in witch­craft? Af­ter the re­lease of her ac­claimed sec­ond al­bum Melo­drama, the 19-year-old New Zealan­der is about to em­bark on a gru­elling world tour which hits Aus­tralia in Novem­ber.

How­ever the singer, who stars on the cover of Oc­to­ber Vogue, tells the mag­a­zine that to help keep the cre­ative juices flow­ing, she fol­lows some in­ter­est­ing voodoo-style prac­tices.

“I’ve got flow­ers and ar­range them in a lit­tle way be­fore I go on stage, or a few times I cov­ered my hands in glit­ter, us­ing my hands like lit­tle en­ergy con­duc­tors. So I’ve been do­ing weird, witchy things,” she says. The singer, who counts Tay­lor Swift as a fan, also ex­plained how her new mu­sic was all in­spired by the end of a three-year re­la­tion­ship to pho­tog­ra­pher James Lowe. “The whole time I was writ­ing it I was go­ing out a lot, I was par­ty­ing a lot, I was go­ing to a lot of shows,” she says. “It was al­most like I just want to make the stuff that I wanted to dance to on Saturday or what­ever, which was a su­per new thing for me.”

“I think as you do grow up, you go through a break-up and be like: “I just don’t want to think about it and I wasn’t to drink tequila and dance to Nelly Fur­tado.”

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