Lorde Writes A Beautiful Ode To Adolescence That Every Former Emo Teenager Can Relate To
I don't know about you, but as a teenager with dreams of being a writer and musician, I took myself very seriously, and I was over-dramatic, full of angst, and mostly, just plain confused about life. I am always very impressed when I learn of teenage artists being so eloquent and seemingly sure of themselves, as was the case with Lorde when she released her incredible debut album, Pure Heroine, at only 16 years old. How did she know who she was at that age? Well, Lorde only wrote from her heart, and she just gave fans an insight into her thoughts about being a teenager, and about writing ofher upcoming album, with a candid Facebook post. On the eve of her 20th birthday (on Nov. 8), Lorde wrote a beautiful ode to adolescence, and it's a message that every former emo and misunderstood teen can relate to.
In her Facebook post, Lorde proves she's still wise beyond her years at 20, and her expressive writing is just further proof of the sheer talent this young artist has. In ruminating about the fact that she is about to be considered a full adult, Lorde opened up her note,
If that doesn't sound like one of my LiveJournal posts from a few years ago, I don't know what does, but Lorde makes it all just sound so much better. The singer is very obviously trying to cope with the idea that she will not be considered a teenager once she turns 20, and this is something I personally can relate to. But unlike Lorde, I didn't write a debut album that perfectly captured the essence of being a teenager. She said of writing about being a teen on Pure Heroine,
Lorde went on to explain why she stepped away from the limelight a while ago, in a bid to understand herself better as she was growing up, which I think is another marker of how incredibly self-aware she is. By rapidly become a global pop star, she understood how this bizarre life could affect her and she made the choice to step away and let her upcoming music reflect what she was feeling:
Based on this message, Lorde's second, highly anticipated album will be as autobiographical as her debut, and will express many of the feelings and experiences many of us have dealt with in becoming adults. In another touching line, Lorde perfectly teases the album, "Writing Pure Heroine was my way of enshrining our teenage glory, putting it up in lights forever so that part of me never dies, and this record - well, this one is about what comes next." I can't wait.