first thing Ella Yelich O’Connor does when she gets back home to New Zealand is head to a supermarket.

“I’m going to the supermarket quite quickly, yeah.

I do really like to get the groceries.

It makes you feel quite calm, you know,

like ‘I’ve got olive oil again’,” laughs the artist known as Lorde.

The Grammy-winning artist, 26, has been hiding out in her hometown of Auckland

and is finally set to start the New Zealand leg of her long-awaited Solar Power tour next month.