Laying low in her hometown helped Lorde come up with 'Green Light'

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Wellington [New Zealand], Mar. 3 (ANI): "Stepping back" from her regular U. S lifestyle, helped Lorde to 'Green Lights' her first single, in two years. According to, the 20-year-old songstress told a British-based radio that laying low in her hometown helped her come up with her impending 'Green Light.' She had decided to go back home to New Zealand and intends to live there in the long term. In an interview for Apple Music, Lorde said, "You can be just like 'I'm gonna go back down that end of the world' and everyone's like 'I couldn't reach you if I tried'," adding, "I literally put myself in a way no one knows how to get me. And I just dived back off the grid and it was wonderful." According to her, spending too much time in New York and Los Angeles can "kind of f-- with you if you're a kid." Lorde announced the release of her new album on Twitter, where she wrote, “"i am so overjoyed to finally announce that my first single, GREEN LIGHT, is coming out tomorrow at 8am nz / 2pm nyc". "I am so proud of this song. it's very different, and kinda unexpected. It's complex and funny and sad and joyous and it'll make you DANCE. It's the first chapter of a story i'm gonna tell you, the story of the last 2 wild, fluorescent years of my life. this is where we begin," she continued to tweet. In 2016, the 'Royals' hit-maker shared on her Facebook page, the emotional details of her new project and how living on her own became a big factor her writing experience. "My heart broke. I moved out of home and into the city and I made new friends and started to realize that no-one is just good or bad, that everyone is both. I started to discover in a profound, scary, blood-aching way who I was when I was alone, what I did when I did things only for myself," she wrote back then. On this note, Lorde broke up with her boyfriend of three years, James Lowe, in 2015, and it looks like, this is the heartbreak she was referring to. (ANI)