When it comes to Lorde's dating life, it could get a little complicated. There are a lot of questions surrounding her relationship status, and that is why we are here to break it all down for you. The musician's latest hit single "Green Light" off of her latest album Melodrama is all about love, and the whole album has themes of what it's like going through a breakup and just major life changes and we know you have questions. Don't worry, we've got all the answers.
When did Lorde and James break up?
Lorde dated photographer James Lowe, and the duo reportedly split at the tail end of 2015. It's a little unclear when exactly the two started dating, due to the fact that they weren't super public about their love life, but it has been reported that they met when she was 16 and he was 24. Due to the fact that Lorde is 20 years old now, they probably dated for about three years before calling it quits.
"I didn't say, 'Yeah, sure, go date a 24-year-old.' But her dad and I met James and we liked him. When Ella was much younger, her first boyfriend was older — four years or something," Lorde's mom Sonja Yelich told Rolling Stone.
Who is Lorde dating now?
As of now, it looks like the songstress is living the single life as far as we can tell. But she was linked to another guy after her split with longtime boyfriend James Lowe. Post breakup, Lorde was linked to Universal Music Promotions Director Justin Warren after the two were photographed hanging out together in New Zealand. The duo was spotted splashing around in the water, and chatting on the beach and looking pretty friendly. However, Justin squashed the rumors that they were an item.
"Ella and I have worked together for years and we're good friends. Any rumors of us being 'a pair' are ridiculous. Ella has a really busy year ahead of her and we'll be spending more time together as plans for the next Lorde record unfold," he said.
What is "Green Light" about?
If you dissected the lyrics of Lorde's latest hit song "Green Light" like we did, then you know it's about getting a fresh, new start after a breakup. In the lyrics, she focuses on the random little things that bothered her after parting ways with an ex, and it's safe to say she's taking about her former bae James Lowe. In the song, she continually chants about wanting that metaphorical "green light" in order to go and move on.
"The song is actually about a heartbreak. And it’s not something that I really am used to writing about. It took me a while to be able to figure out how to write about that. It was my first major heartbreak. And the song is really about those moments kind of immediately after your life changes and about all the silly little things that you gravitate towards. I say, 'She thinks you love the beach, you’re such a liar.' What the f---, she thinks you like the beach?! You don’t like the beach! It’s those little stupid things," she spilled in an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1.
So there you have it – Lorde's flying solo and waiting for that green light, if you will.
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This post was originally published on February 18, 2016 and has since been updated.