In the chat, the 17-year-old sensation revealed (surprise, surprise) that she's currently lining up a run of U.S. festival dates next year and has big plans for upping her merch game — you can expect "embroidery" — but she also took a moment to reflect on her breakout year, and what she's learned about the music industry on her ride to the top of the charts.
"I feel like I learned early on how things worked, and that gave me a good understanding of what could be f---ed with/which rules were dumb and shouldn't have to be followed," she wrote. "Plus, I can sit down with basically the most intimidating people in the industry and not flinch. And maybe even make them flinch ... or cry. Heh."
Lorde also took a moment to discuss her favorite films ("Fight Club" and "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" — "1971 version," she clarified), and big up Nicki Minaj for her stance on feminism — linking to her famous pickle juice speech. And then, she weighed in on one of the year's most pressing topics: the similarities she shares onstage with a certain "Lord of the Rings" antagonist: Gollum.
"I know when I'm onstage, I don't think about how it looks, I just concentrate on really feeling what I hear," she wrote. "But I totally know I look like Gollum when I perform, so it's cool."
Lorde's 2014 tour dates, North American leg:
» 3/3 -- Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall » 3/4 -- Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom » 3/5 -- Houston, TX @ Bayou » 3/7 -- Washington, DC @ Echostage » 3/8 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre » 3/11,12 -- New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom » 3/14 -- Boston, MA @ Oprheum » 3/15 -- Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy » 3/16 -- Detroit, MI @ Filmore » 3/18 -- Chicago, IL @ Aragon » 3/20 -- St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House » 3/21 -- Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre » 3/22 -- Denver, CO @ Filmore Auditorium » 3/24 -- Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater » 3/25 -- Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater