Lorde on taking a break from music: ‘I almost forgot I had a career’

Lorde recently took a break from music that was so long she “almost forgot” about her career.

The singer has been kept busy ever since her hit track ‘Royals’ shot to fame in 2012.

However, the New Zealander returned home recently to spent around three months out of the spotlight.

This led to Lorde getting so accustomed to time off that she nearly forgot about her stardom.

The 18-year-old told Dazed: “I had three months off. It was summer in New Zealand and I just went on all these road trips and did heaps of rock walking.

“I found the best dive spots, did some great fishing and saw some orca whales. It was amazing. Just lying in the ocean in front of my house and being like, ‘Life!’

”It was weird, because I almost forgot I had a career, something that I filled my days with. I was like, ‘Oh s**t!’ because all my friends were going off to university and I was like, ‘I need to figure out what I’m doing because I’ve been cruising for a long time…Oh, I have something that I can do!’.

“I had a bit of a complex because I was like, ‘S**t, it’s time!’.”

Watch Lorde in action below:

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