Lorde has stopped using social media because she believes it has isolated her from reality.

The forward-thinking musician spoke to James Corden on his US show to promote her new album, and she said: “I felt like my brain wasn’t working very well anymore. It was horribly difficult, the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Still horribly difficult every day. It would be like stopping eating sugar, for me… I was so crabby. I felt so disconnected. But it’s how my life is now.”

“I go on the New York Times’ Cooking app and I look at the comments. That’s become a source of community for me. And you get all these weird little stories.”

George Millington