Lorde looks stunning on the cover of Fashion Magazine‘s September issue, available August 29th.
Here’s what the 20-year-old singer had to share with the mag:
On why she doesn’t play any instruments: “I’m hyper-musical, but I don’t really play anything. I write the songs with different chords because I know exactly what I want chord-wise, and then I sing out the chords. I’m very musical, just not in the traditional way, I guess.”
On her creative process: “I make work to challenge myself. The process is very much about me having a conversation with myself. It’s a very private process, and so I feel like I’ve run a marathon by the time it comes out. I do love that people hear the work; I think I would be sad if people didn’t.”
On the importance of writing “true” music: “The main thing is that you’re the only one who has to go home and still be you and live with what you’ve done that day. And so when it comes to making a decision about something, if people say I should [be] a certain way, I think, ‘You guys get to go home and take off the hat; [but] I never get to take off the hat.”
For more from Lorde, visit FashionMagazine.com.