Check Out This Dramatic New Lorde Portrait by 'Melodrama' Cover Artist

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Lorde performs onstage during Fuji Rock Festival 2017 on July 30, 2017 in Yuzawa, Japan. 

Lorde is all about exposing us to her unfiltered emotions. Of course she does that in her music, but on Wednesday (March 7) she also did it by revealing a new portrait painted by the same artist who rendered her for the cover of last year's Melodrama album, Sam McKinniss. In a series of tweets Lorde wrote "what a divine honour to see my lips and hair translated by your brush once more... I see myself so clearly in this picture."     

The moody portrait, in which half of the singer's face is obscured in shadow and her hair is backlit by stage lights gave Lorde many moods, as evidenced by a series of follow-up tweets in which she opened up about how it made her feel. "When sam paints me i see myself in sharp focus, emotions fully crystallised."  

For reference, below is the original photo the painting is based on, and Lorde's explanation of how she felt when it was shot. "When this photo was taken i was fragile, anxious; feeling raw and exposed in my practice," she wrote. "Newly 21 and looking for a sign."

Lorde is currently on her North American tour with openers Run the Jewels and Mitski, and from the looks of it, she's having a blast.



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