"I see myself so clearly in this picture"
Lorde has shared a new portrait of herself by the same artist that painted the ‘Melodrama’ cover art.
The singer has now taken to social media to share another McKinniss portrait, writing: “What a divine honour to see my lips and hair translated by your brush once more”.
“I see myself so clearly in this picture,” Lorde wrote on Instagram, before adding on Twitter: “When Sam paints me I see myself in sharp focus, emotions fully crystallised.”
“When this photo was taken I was fragile, anxious; feeling raw and exposed in my practice, newly 21 and looking for a sign. I see all that and more here. Thankyou, Sam”.
See the portraits and Lorde’s responses below:
Last year saw a fan hang a copy of Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’ artwork at the Louvre museum in Paris.
The singer covered Ocean’s ‘Solo’ and played a song written during the ‘Melodrama’ sessions at the first stop of her North American tour in Milwaukee on March 1.