Because even popstars are writing random bullshit into their phones in the middle of the night.
The Notes app is the iPhone’s sieve, catching everything from shopping lists to middle-of-the-night musings. It’s not just the conduit for contemporary Internet excuses – it’s a miasma of random bits of thought.
Before the release of his new album, Solar energy, whose title song has already been dropped, Lorde shared her own doodles on the Notes app to her email newsletter subscribers.
Lorde pointedly shared the content to provide insight into her creative process, noting that most singer-songwriters rely on the Notes app as a crutch. “Notes has become kind of a mythic zone for the modern songwriter, like with Voice Memos, and it’s true – we all write every fucking song using these two apps,” Lorde wrote as an introduction. to scribbles.
“When I think of all the romantic notions I might have had as a kid to write my songs elegantly in a notebook with a pen, I laugh. The truth is, my hand writing is really slow. is the fastest way I can get, and speed is the key.
But the writings not only give an insight into the singer-songwriter Lorde, they also give an insight into Lorde the human being, detailing her hopes and aspirations, dreams and desires. They’re like miniature journal entries, written before his brain has time to process all the thought implications. So they contain everything from romantic love desires to her thoughts on her home country New Zealand.
Basically they’re everywhere, and that’s precisely what makes them special. Turns out it’s not just us laymen who use our phones to pick up every last thought that pops out of our heads – popstars too.
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