Here's Why Lorde Quit Social Media


| LAST UPDATE 08/26/2021

By Chloe Becker
Lorde Quit Social Media
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Lorde is back and better than ever with her latest album, Solar Power. And we've gotta say, the singer is glowing! It might be all that new music that's got her shining... and it seems like a social media cleanse didn't hurt, either. Here are all the details on why the talented gal quit social media.

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Lorde is back on the music scene, but it doesn't seem like she'll be back on social media anytime soon. In a recent interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the Grammy-winner explained why she got rid of all social media apps on her phone, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

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"I did it because I felt like my brain wasn't working very well anymore," Lorde revealed. But that didn't mean cleansing herself of social media was easy. "It was horribly difficult, the hardest thing I've ever done. It's still horribly difficult every day," the singer admitted. "It would be like stopping eating sugar for me like I still eat tons of sugar. And if I don't have sugar, I feel insane."

Why Lorde Quit Instagram
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She continued, "And the first little while of not being on social media was totally like that. I was so crabby... I felt so disconnected. But it's how my life is now." The 24-year-old has since found the perfect balance to stay connected without being overwhelmed: using and reading the comments on the New York Times cooking app. Lorde says it's become a "community" for her. "You get all these weird little stories," the starlet explained.

Lorde Solar Power Tour
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But social media isn't the only thing on Lorde's no-no list: she also blocked search engines! "This was next-level sort of crazy," the indie icon admitted. "I can't Google on my phone. I can't have Safari or anything like that. I kind of love it. You actually don't need to Google as many things as you think you need to - just do it at home on your computer!" And fans can breathe easy knowing that the singer also talked about touring for her new album.

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But we won't be seeing her at big arenas. "I just want to be as connected as possible, and I'm trying to do it without relying on a ton of screens," Lorde said. "I'm playing intimate venues, theatres, which is cozy. I really like doing small shows. You should see me in arenas; I'm not at ease." Well, it seems like those Solar Power tour tickets will be limited... Here's to hoping we can get our hands on some.