Lorde is opening up about why she’s been absent from social media in recent years.
Speaking with her friend Cazzie David for Interview, the 24-year-old pop star revealed that a number of issues led to her silence on platforms like Twitter and Instagram, including climate change and systemic racism.
“Part of what made me peace out on social media, apart from feeling like I was losing my free will, was the massive amounts of stress I was feeling about our planet, about systemic racism, and about police brutality in this country,” Lorde told David.
The “Royals” singer has remained mostly quiet on social media since mid-2018. In October, she surprised fans with an Instagram Stories post urging New Zealand citizens to vote in the country’s election. “Do it for our beautiful country and for me,” she wrote. “And next year I’ll give you something in return.”