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Lorde Can Literally See and Feel Music

Lorde Can Literally See and Feel Music

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.”