Lorde is on the cover of Elle Magazine’s latest edition, and she dazzles in a royal blue Dior jumpsuit. Just days after her Rolling Stone cover story dropped, the New Zealand native is featured on the June issue. A short preview of her cover story for Elle features Lorde talking about why she still loves to head back to the island nation off the coast of Australia.
“Everyone’s making music in L.A. now, which is great if you aren’t the shyest, most introverted nerd,” she explains. “I found it a little too social. I made my first record in New Zealand with very little discourse—I was just my own unit. In L.A., it’s very, ‘Oh, what project are you working on?’ I was like, ‘I need to be out of this.'”
Lorde credited her homeland with helping her balance her star power and the work she’s been doing: “That’s why I am so passionate about going home. Most of my friends are people I knew before I was famous. I’m very thankful that I never feel like the smartest person in the room, or the coolest person in the room, or the funniest.”
Check out Lorde’s cover for Elle below, plus another pic from her upcoming spread.
(Photo credit: Lorde Instagram account)