Lorde thought Solar Power was going to be a 'big acid album' before she had a bad trip

Lorde has revealed she thought her forthcoming album was going to be an ode to LSD before a "bad acid experience" changed her mind. 

Speaking with the New York Times about the impending release of Solar Power, the Kiwi singer discussed the 'cult leader' persona she adopted in the video for her single of the same name. 

"I say 'let the bliss begin'," she laughed in the interview. "Like, I'm a maniac." 

Asked whether those lyrics, along with the line "blink three times when you feel it kickin' in" were a reference to LSD, Lorde replied: "Well...I thought I was going to make this big acid record, but I don't think it was an acid album." 

"I had like one bad acid experience in this album and I was like 'nah, it's a weed album'. It's one of my great weed albums," she said. 

Lorde's second single, 'Stoned at the Nail Salon' certainly confirms this - but it's far from the only time she's referenced her love of cannabis as of late. 

In the music video for 'Solar Power' she puffs on a fennel-bulb-turned-bong, and went on to reveal she voted a strong 'yes' in the referendum to legalise cannabis in Aotearoa. In a recent email to fans describing a summer's night at her home with friends, she included the line: "The lady of the house consumes an edible."