Lorde says you can tell her albums apart by the drugs she was taking while making them

Lorde has revealed her three studio albums can be distinguished by the different drugs she was taking while making them. 

In the cover interview for Vogue's October edition, the Kiwi singer claims her first album Pure Heroine was fuelled by alcohol - despite her being 16 when it was released - her sophomore record Melodrama by MDMA, and her most recent release, Solar Power, by cannabis. 

Writer Rob Haskell clarifies the latter refers to "not bong hits in the bedroom so much as gummies on a bluff at sunset".

The Grammy winner previously told the New York Times she thought Solar Power was going to be "a big acid album" but changed her mind after she had a bad trip on LSD. 

"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 an 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."

Elsewhere in her conversation with Vogue, Lorde said that wasn't sure she was "built for pop star life". 

"I'm great at my job, but I'm not sure I'm the man for the job," she said. 

"I'm a highly sensitive person. To have a public-facing existence is something I find really intense and is something I'm not good at. That natural charisma is not what I have. I have the brain in the jar."