Lorde was on MDMA for ‘Melodrama’, says 'Solar Power' would have been an acid album

The New Zealand-based crooner confessed that she was on MDMA while making ‘Melodrama’ and calls 'Solar Power' one of her greatest weed albums


                            Lorde was on MDMA for ‘Melodrama’, says 'Solar Power' would have been an acid album
Lorde admits to being high on MDMA and taking weed while making 'Solar Power' (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images)
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Lorde, whose real name is Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, recently topped the charts with her third studio effort ‘Solar Power’ and graced the cover of Vogue recently where the singer spilled the beans that all her albums correlate to the drugs she was consuming at the time of making those albums.

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The New Zealand-based crooner confessed that she was on MDMA while making her second album ‘Melodrama’ which was released in 2017 while she consumed alcohol during her 2014 debut album ‘Pure Heroine’. The 'Royals' hitmaker also spoke about her latest full-length project and added that this one was a “weed album.” Social media users took to Twitter as soon as they got to know about the singer’s confessions where the majority of them were elated about how openly she admitted to consuming drugs.
 
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Was Lorde planning for ‘Solar Power’ to be an acid album?

In several of her past interviews, Lorde revealed how she reconnected to Earth while recording her latest album ‘Solar Power’ but she now confessed that she initially wanted the album to be and an LSD-themed record. Speaking to New York Times, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter said, “I thought I was going to make this big acid record but I don’t think it was an acid album. I had one bad acid experience in this album and was like, ‘Meh, it’s a weed album.’ It’s one of my great weed albums.”

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While she did not shed a lot of light on her MDMA experience, she had recently dropped a hint during her "73 Questions" interview with Vogue, published in July, where she had said that the emotion that's most central to ‘Melodrama’ was "ecstasy." If we talk about her debut record ‘Pure Heroine’, the songs talk about the troubles of teenagers and dealt with themes of teen angst and suburban isolation. Talking about her recording process for the same, she told Vogue, “All these beautiful young people drinking all this tequila. Then I’d come home to Auckland for two weeks and have a massive blowout party at my house, and have some romantic entanglement happening that was very compelling and confusing, and then sort of leave in a cloud of smoke and go and write about that, then repeat the process.”

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Singer Lorde attends the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 6, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

 

 


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'Love how Lorde openly admitted to doing MDMA’

Social media users logged into Twitter to speak about Lorde making the big confession. One user stated, “So if Lorde did alcohol for pure heroine, MDMA for melodrama, and cannabis for solar power...that means we'll get her ketamine album on L4!!!” Whereas, another person added, “I love how Lorde openly admitted to doing MDMA while making melodrama and we were all just like ok.”
 
The next one posted, “I'm holding out for the crack album from Lorde. She's artistic. I'm sure she can artfully describe buying crack 150 times in a week over a 27-song double album.”  Another user shared, “Lorde being an MDMA queen during the making of Melodrama is giving me an immense amount of satisfaction. Me too girlie!” One, however had an issue with Lorde consuming MDMA, “I actually think Lorde should be banned from performing or appearing in media until she at least cleans up her act and stops doing and promoting drugs. It really worries me that media are promoting her at all, let alone openly pushing her as a consumer of illegal substances.”

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Recording artist Lorde performs onstage during MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Fleetwood Mac at Radio City Music Hall on January 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

 

 


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