In a new “Rolling Stone” profile, Lorde says she has synesthesia. It’s a real condition where the stimulation of one of the senses triggers an involuntary stimulation of another.
Unsurprisingly, the type that Lorde has is all about SOUND. When she hears music, she also SEES and FEELS it. She sees it as colors and feels it as textures.
Lorde’s dad is a civil-engineer and her mom is a poet, and she credits them for teaching her through, “an overwhelming sensory experience of the world.”
She adds, “Everything is so vivid to [my mom]. And it’s all kind of governed by the senses in quite a literal way…like, the taste of different fruits can be art.”
Lorde appears on our new cover. Head to RollingStone.com to read the story in full. In the profile, she opens up to us about how her life has changed since her debut ‘Pure Heroine,’ her upcoming album ‘Melodrama’ and more. “Now I can look back and be like, ‘That was fucked. All of it. Fucked. Insane,’” she says of the early flush of fame. “But everyone’s so crazy when they’re 16.” Photograph by Peggy Sirota (@peggysirota)