She burst onto the music scene as 16-year-old, who had the depths of a more mature singer.

And Lorde has marked reaching her 20s with another major achievement, as she was unveiled as the cover star of Vogue Australia for October.

The New-Zealand born singer songwriter smolders in the ethereal shoot, as she revealed she has been letting her hair down since splitting from her boyfriend of three-years, James Lowe, reports Daily Mail.

"I basically turned 19 and the world was like: 'Alright, we're going to toss everything up in the air and it's all going to come down in a really crazy way,'" she told the publication.

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The Royals singer continued: "All of a sudden I moved out of home, I went through a break-up [with her boyfriend of three years, photographer James Lowe].

"It felt like every day and every night I was totally having my mind blown by all these new things. I really felt like a young adult for the first time, kind of socially...

"That period was so creative I just was like: 'Oh, my God.' I just couldn't write it all down fast enough. So that's very much what the record centered around."

She explained that she enjoyed late nights out whilst she was making her second album, Melodrama.

"The whole time I was writing it [Melodrama] I was going out a lot, I was partying a lot, I was going to a lot of shows. I wanted to just be dancing all the time. It was almost like I just want to make the stuff that I want to dance to on Saturday or whatever, which was a super-new thing for me.

"I think as you do grow up, you go through a break-up and be like: 'I just don't want to think about it and I want to drink tequila and dance to Nelly Furtado.'"

The two-time Grammy Award winner - whose real name is Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor - showcases her porcelain complexion and pretty features in the shoot.

Her brunette curls are styled half up and half done, with tendrils around her pretty face.

She was photographed in Sydney, Australia, by Nicole Bentley and styled by Vogue's senior fashion editor Kate Darvill.

The Vogue Australia October issue is on sale Monday 25 September.