Lorde has revealed how she handled matters regarding her body when she was a teenager.
the singer opened up about this in a new interview with the Irish Times, where the New Zealand native said that she kicked body image “out of the conversation” when she was beginning her career.
“I was pretty intent about that,” the 24-year-old said. “I didn’t want people to be talking about what my body looked like. I was a kid. And I really wasn’t ‘in’ my body. As a teenager, you kind of wear your body like an outfit that doesn’t fit yet.”
The singer, whose upcoming album Solar Power drops on Friday, added that conversations around body image were “definitely was something I very specifically did not invite” and that she had “healthy boundaries” as a teenager.
“I think it all worked out. How my body looks is not a big center of curiosity now, which I think is in part because of the grounding I lay as a teenager,” she explained. “So yeah – I feel good about ‘baby’ me doing that for ‘future’ me.”
Lorde went on to say that she chose to wear suits as a kid in the spotlight, because that’s what she felt comfortable in and that’s what she felt “powerful in.”
“The fact that I sort of did it in a way that felt right for me – that meant I don’t look back and feel fucked up by it,” she said.