Los Angeles: New Zealand-based singer Lorde has reflected on 2014 as a year of a hundred empty compliments and genuine love.
Taking to her Tumblr on New Year's Eve, the 18-year-old pop star looked back on her experiences both good and bad.
"2014 was crying alone in hotels while the sun came up,' she wrote.
"It was the year of people talking trash, a hundred empty compliments. It was the year of genuine love," Lorde said.
The raven-haired beauty also wrote of her new-found fame with people singing her hits in faraway lands.
"It was walking through Glasgow late, treading the same loop of worn stones, hearing a busker sing royals and being sure I was dreaming," she wrote.
Last year was also a time for Lorde to experience both the high and lows that accompany fame.
"It was being rushed through the night in dozens of cars, sometimes lonely, or so, so happy. It was back entrances and superstars and hotel floors just for us... Thank you for this, this year of my life. I am going to play it on a loop in my head forever. I'll see you on the other side," she added.
Lorde toured during 2014 after her debut single 'Royals' and debut studio album Pure Heroine were released in 2013. The teen has sold 17 million songs worldwide.