In the email, she mentions her experience with the lockdown in New-Zealand, overcoming her social media addiction, and needing time to progress the death of her dog. Lorde dropped all work-related activities because, according to her, her dog was “essential” to create her new album.
“The first three months of this year started as a blur and began to sharpen. It was summer, a time of year which is usually so clarifying and special to me, but I was grieving hard for Pearl, carrying it everywhere with me. The dreamy warm time of year I normally love so much — the beaches and the green fields — it all felt hollow without my boy beside me.”