Lorde's non-stop tour schedule has meant that she really hasn't had a lot of time to work on the follow-up to her best-selling, award-winning debut, Pure Heroine . But while she says the new disc's "hardly even started," she knows what its theme will be.
Speaking to the British paper The Guardian , Lorde describes her next album as "skeletal," in the sense that right now, there isn't much too it because she hasn't had the time to devote to it. But lyrically, she says she's being inspired by the fact that she's spent most of the last year traveling around the globe.
"The first album was about a really small world that the listener isn’t in, and it felt like a very insular world,” she explains. "Now I’m kind of a child of the world, I’m everywhere all the time...I don't know. It’s hard for me to explain. It’s about feeling displaced.”
Lorde also says she doesn't really care about what critics and journalists write and say about her, because unlike her, they're not 17 years old.
"The criticism I listen to most is what comes from people the same age as me; they’re the only people I care about liking my music," she tells the U.K. paper The Guardian.
And unlike most teens, Lorde says peer pressure doesn't sway her at all. "One consistent thing is that if I like something and nobody likes it, I still like it," she claims. "If I don’t like something and everyone loves it, I still hate it.”
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio