“It felt like I pulled everything off by the skin of my teeth,” she wrote. “Every week was the most exciting week of my whole life, I was so tired and still didn’t have a winter coat and took everyone clamouring for a piece of me completely for granted. I had zero cultural context, had no idea if an interview or TV show was huge or small, and so breezed through it all truly not giving a f**k.”
Touring in support of the album was Lorde's "favorite part" of the cycle because she got to meet many of her fans for the first time. “[There were] hours and hours of hugs after the show,” she reminisced. “[That’s] where it started to feel real for me.”
The singer-songwriter was only 16 at the time, and Pure Heroine ended up being one of the best selling albums of 2013.
Lorde has since released two more albums: 2017's Melodrama and 2021's Solar Power. She recently broke a two-year social media hiatus, which has fans convinced she's working on new music.